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Losartan is a drug used to treat high blood pressure. Losartan blocks the action of chemicals that make blood vessels constrict (get narrower). It is a type of angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Also called Cozaar and losartan potassium.
Preeclampsia may permanently change blood vessels to increase heart disease risk

Preeclampsia may permanently change blood vessels to increase heart disease risk

Researchers find strong link between angiotensin receptor autoantibodies and increased risk of frailty

Researchers find strong link between angiotensin receptor autoantibodies and increased risk of frailty

MGH researchers discover how obesity increases inflammation, desmoplasia in PDAC patients

MGH researchers discover how obesity increases inflammation, desmoplasia in PDAC patients

Wake Forest Baptist researchers looking for ways to keep older adults on their feet

Wake Forest Baptist researchers looking for ways to keep older adults on their feet

New sites opened across the South West for Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial

New sites opened across the South West for Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial

New treatment for Marfan syndrome works as well as beta blockers

New treatment for Marfan syndrome works as well as beta blockers

Investigational treatment shows promise against Marfan syndrome

Investigational treatment shows promise against Marfan syndrome

New path may lead to powerful adjunctive novel therapy for PTSD treatment

New path may lead to powerful adjunctive novel therapy for PTSD treatment

Drug used to treat hypertension prevents post-traumatic epilepsy in rodent model

Drug used to treat hypertension prevents post-traumatic epilepsy in rodent model

CT scans predict effectiveness of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer

CT scans predict effectiveness of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Johns Hopkins cardiologist receives first Harrington prize for innovation in medicine

Johns Hopkins cardiologist receives first Harrington prize for innovation in medicine

Common blood pressure drug reduces fatal cardiac problem in patients with Marfan syndrome

Common blood pressure drug reduces fatal cardiac problem in patients with Marfan syndrome

Faulty genetic pathway is a potent player in many types of allergies, say researchers

Faulty genetic pathway is a potent player in many types of allergies, say researchers

Drugs used to control BP associated with lower risk of heart failure in diabetic patients

Drugs used to control BP associated with lower risk of heart failure in diabetic patients

Merck full-year 2012 worldwide sales decrease 2% to $47.3 billion

Merck full-year 2012 worldwide sales decrease 2% to $47.3 billion

Angiotensin II blockade does not seem to provide benefit to kidney transplant recipients

Angiotensin II blockade does not seem to provide benefit to kidney transplant recipients

Latest polypill trial yields largest improvements yet

Latest polypill trial yields largest improvements yet

Why is the incidence of gout increasing?

Why is the incidence of gout increasing?

Losartan may not increase risk of all-cause mortality in heart failure patients

Losartan may not increase risk of all-cause mortality in heart failure patients