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I went to my Dr & he put me on Cozaar since I have high BP but then tells me it takes 2 wks to work, isn't that dangerous to go 2wks w/high BP? I also asked him after reading this board & asking about a diuretic & he didn't seem to go for it for some reason. I wonder why? I don't think alot of them really know their meds give out alot of samples reps give them.
Quote from billsgramp:
after reading this board & asking about a diuretic & he didn't seem to go for it for some reason. I wonder why?


Gramps,
Cozaar is a high-priced, high profit drug made by Merck and Merck can keep track of how many prescriptions your doctor writes. High subscribers can be offered "rewards" by the company for prescribing lots of their drugs.
Not so for cheap generic drugs like diuretics.

Any doctor whose FIRST HBP prescription is for Cozaar is a bad doctor, placing his interests above yours. He knows the guidlines and the first choice should NEVER be an ARB.
While It is true that drug reps push their products on doctors, I wouldn't second guess why your doctor chose Cozaar for you. You might want to ask your doctor that question.
Most important is to see if the drug is doing its job with little or no side effects. Keep monitoring your bp/pulse and record it for your doctor to evaluate.
I know all about Dr's & drug rep since I had worked for one awhile ago, they do treat them real good. To be honest though I asked for Cozaar since a friend at work was on it & sd it was good but he's also on a diuretic too. At the time I didn't think to ask how expensive it was. He gave me samples till my next appt. He did make a big thing that I shouldn't listen to what other people take. I'll have to tell him it's too expensive. I did buy the monitor everyone sd to buy.