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Losartan (Cozaar) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Cozaar?

losartan

What is the Trade Name for losartan?

Cozaar

What are the Indications of Losartan (Cozaar) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hypertension, DM neuropathy, CHF

What are the Actions of Losartan (Cozaar) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inhibits vasoconstrictive properties of angiotensin II

What is the Therapeutic Class of Losartan (Cozaar) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antihypertensives

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Losartan (Cozaar) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

angiotensin II receptor antagonist

What are the Nursing Considerations of Losartan (Cozaar) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • may cause hypotension, tacycardia, angiodema, hyperkalemia
  • may increase digoxin levels
  • assess blood pressure and heart rate
  • assess fluid levels
  • monitor daily weights with CHF
  • monitor renal and liver
  • instruct patient on how to take blood pressure

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