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I take Losartan 50 mg. I have noticed I sometimes get Losartan

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I take Losartan 50 mg. I have noticed I sometimes get Losartan San and sometimes Losartan deva. The lorsatan deva helps the edema in my legs much much better than the Losartan San. As they both are generic replacements, does this make sense?

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Although they are both generic, the inactive ingredients besides the losartan may be different.

mysticdoc :

It may be possible losartan san may have higher sodium content which will worsen the leg edema.

mysticdoc :

the medication may not be tolerated by individuals alike.

mysticdoc :

Hence, you can stay with the losartan teva if that suits you well.

mysticdoc :

In some cases, brand name may be prescribed by youe doctor to avoid side effects.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

Customer:

but the pharmacy switch tbem at their will.

mysticdoc :

no your doctor can mention in the prescription not to switch.

Customer:

ok

mysticdoc :

welcome

Customer:

thank yiu

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