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11.11 Losartan (Cozaar)

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Generic Name

losartan

Trade Name

Cozaar

Indication

hypertension, DM neuropathy, CHF

Action

inhibits vasoconstrictive properties of angiotensin II

Therapeutic Class

antihypertensives

Pharmacologic Class

angiotensin II receptor antagonist

Nursing 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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