Naproxen with Losartan

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I take Naproxen for Rheumatoid arthritis but as I have high blood pressure I also need to take Losartan 50 mgms daily. My GP now wants me to have 6 monthly blood and urine tests. I think this is because these drugs combined can cause kidney problems. Has anyone come across this before?

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    Hi Matron, Hope you are well. I just wanted to know if you where taking anything else apart from Naproxen for your Rhematoid arthritis? Do you take any DMARDS (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs) and are you under a consultant Rheumatologist??
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      Hello matthew. It's a long story but I was only taking Naproxen and Codeine Phosphate until today when my GP also prescribed Nefopam because I am in a lot of pain. My RF was only slightly raised so my GP felt a rheumatologist wouldn't do anything differently. My serum protein levels are also raised. Anyway I see my GP next week and she said she will probably refer me to a rheumatologist (thank goodness).
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      Hi, Yes I think that would be wise to see a rheumatologist as they can give you more advice and can prescribe other drugs which would help you more. Hope you get sorted soon. Matt
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    In short Matron, yes it is true and it is the correct procedure to take.
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