How Much Does Losartan Cost?

By Craig Sorkin, DNP, APN
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December 5, 2022

Key takeaways

  • Losartan is a high blood pressure medication that medical providers commonly prescribe to help control hypertension.

  • The cost of losartan varies depending on the dosage and whether or not it is covered by insurance.

  • Losartan is also available without insurance, and there are several ways to get discounts on your medications.

High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to heart disease and stroke. Losartan is a medication that healthcare providers prescribe to help control high blood pressure. The cost of losartan can vary depending on the dosage and whether it is purchased with or without insurance.

In this article, we’ll explore the cost of losartan, both with and without insurance. We’ll also discuss how you can get health insurance and other ways to reduce the cost of this medication.

What is Losartan?

Losartan is a prescription drug used to reduce high blood pressure. It belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBs. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals that constrict the blood vessels. This allows your blood to flow smoother and your heart to pump better. Losartan is typically taken once or twice daily, depending on your medical provider’s instructions.  

Losartan dosage

The typical losartan dosage ranges from 25 to 100 mg daily, depending on your specific blood pressure needs. You can take losartan with or without food, but it’s important to take it at the same time each day.

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How Much Does Losartan Cost?

When it comes to paying for losartan, the cost of your prescription depends on several factors, such as:

  • Whether you have insurance
  • The type of pharmacy you use
  • The dosage you need

In general, generics typically cost less than brand-name drugs. Losartan is the generic version of Cozaar. For example, according to drugs.com, the average retail price for 30 tablets of 50mg of losartan is typically around $13. Whereas the average retail price for 30 tablets of 50mg Cozaar is $132. 

Your dosage will also determine the price of the medication. On average, the price for 30 tablets of 100mg losartan is $14. Whereas for 30 tablets of 25mg losartan, the cost is around $23.

Is losartan covered by insurance?

If you have health insurance, your plan will likely cover the costs of losartan. The amount and percentage of coverage may vary depending on your individual policy. Be sure to check with your insurance provider for details.

How Much Does Losartan Cost Without Insurance?

The average retail price for 30 tablets of 50mg losartan is around $13. However, prices may vary depending on your local pharmacy and dosage strength. You may be able to save money by buying in bulk. Online pharmacies often have good deals and typically offer lower prices than brick-and-mortar pharmacies.

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How to Get Losartan

If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may give you losartan to help bring it down. You can get a prescription for losartan by seeing your provider in person or by having an online or telehealth visit.

If you have high blood pressure and are looking to lower it, talk with one of our K Health providers to see whether losartan is the right medication for you.

When to See a Doctor For High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious condition that requires treatment to lower your risk of stroke or a heart attack. Most of the time, hypertension does not cause symptoms.

If you need to know whether you have high blood pressure or if your high blood pressure is getting worse, make an appointment with one of our K Health providers. They will make an assessment and may recommend lifestyle changes or write you a prescription for losartan, if appropriate. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is losartan 50 mg a lot?
Losartan is a high blood pressure drug typically taken once or twice a day. 50 mg is a common dosage. However, it's important to speak with a healthcare professional to determine the best dosage for you.
Is losartan being taken off the market?
No, losartan is not being taken off the market. It is a high blood pressure drug that is commonly prescribed to help control hypertension.
Is losartan good for the heart?
Yes, losartan helps decrease blood pressure and improves heart function for those with heart failure after a heart attack.
Is losartan a high blood pressure medication?
Yes, losartan is a high blood pressure medication. It is commonly prescribed to help control hypertension and can help protect the kidneys of people with diabetes.

K Health articles are all written and reviewed by MDs, PhDs, NPs, or PharmDs and are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute and should not be relied on for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.

Craig Sorkin, DNP, APN

Craig Sorkin, DNP, APN is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years experience. He received his Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from William Paterson University and his doctoral degree from Drexel University. He has spent his career working in the Emergency Room and Primary Care. The last 6 years of his career have been dedicated to the field of digital medicine. He has created departments geared towards this specialized practice as well as written blogs and a book about the topic.

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