Using Cozaar (losartan) for heart failure
There's lots of new interest in using Cozaar (losartan) for heart failure...as an alternative to ACE inhibitors.
ACE inhibitors prolong survival in heart failure patients. But some can't take them because of cough or renal dysfunction.
Now there's some evidence that Cozaar also reduces death in these patients. In fact, a surprising new report suggests that Cozaar might be MORE effective than the ACE inhibitor captopril.