Losartan Pot 50 Mgs Tab Side Effects

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Joanne Says:
I am taking Losartan 50 mgs twice a day .......I am getting terrible joint and muscle pain.Can it be from the meds ?
Orrrrrrrrrrrrr could it be from the simvistatin ?

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Verwon Says:
Have you talked to your doctor about this?

The first guess as to the culprit would probably be the Simvastatin, these statin medications are very well known to cause these types of side effects in some people that use them. This means it may not be the right medication for you to use and you may need to switch to something else.


The Losartan can also cause these types of side effects, but it isn't known to do so as frequently as the Simvastatin.


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David Says:
How many different medications are you taking with the Losartan?

Based on information I've gathered, I'm thinking that Losartan is the primary cause of your joint and muscle pain. A few of Losartan's side effects include:

Leg, knee, or back pain
Muscle cramps or weakness

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Also wanted to mention that Losartan controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. Have you considered looking into "side effect free" natural alternatives for controlling your high blood pressure? There are far too many natural options to control and manage hypertension rather than leaving yourself stuck with a prescription pill!

Please post back if you need help researching alternative methods for reducing blood pressure.

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kathy Says:
i've been taking slimvastation for five years with no no problem,was taking diovan htz at the same time.due to rising prices my doctor switched me losartan started it on january 19th 2012 n within two days i developed painful joint n muscle pain told doctor i even mentioned it to my pharmocists they both say its highley unlikely the losartan.they feel its something else.not me im convinced its the losartan

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neelu varma Says:
i had an episode of stress related cardiomyopathy in September 2011.I was prescibed cardace(2.5mg daily),zosta(10 mg daily) Ecosprin (150mg)and maganeuron for three months.In January 2012 I was prescribedLosartan(50mg daily),Zosta(20mg daily)and Deplatt(75mg daily).Now Ecg and Echo tests are all normal.My blood tests are all normal..Fasting Lipids are all within range.Only ESR is 38.Do I still need to carry on with my medication.Chloresterol is 145,Tryglyceridesare 70mg, HDL is 39 and LDL is 92mg/dl.Kindly advise

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suresh mane Says:
plz need help . i use Losar 50 & amlovas -AT now i am suffering . when i after sleep wake up, i feel my hand feet heavy and pain in fingers movement. last 1 year i feel my eyes are heavy and pain. like lazy

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Mary Says:
I say yes to Losartan. I take Losartan 50/hctz 25 and have terrible muscle and joint pains to the point I can barely walk. Working with the dr, I went on half dose and the pains were lessened. He switched me to Losartan without the diuretic, and in less than 3 days the pains came back. I took it upon myself this morning to start taking half dose and will call into him within the week.

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MsMWG Says:
I would say your problems are from the simvastatin. I took it briefly for a few months and developed all kinds of muscle pains, rashes and so on. I was found to be allergic to simvastatin. Also, a friend who has taken it for three years developed rashes and breakouts all over her body. After doctor ruled out food allergies, etc. took her off simvastatin and hbp meds until further tests by dermatologist could be done.

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Sandy Says:
I would guess the Losartan because I too have severe leg pain, and when I don't take it for some reason, my pain is less severe in only one night. I've asked my doctor to take me off of it, but he won't. I've decided to wean myself off of it.

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mary Says:
Dave i will like to know the natural alternative for hypertension treatment. I just started taking losartan/hctz for hypertension and simvastatin for hyperlipidemia

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Brooke Says:
I was on Losartan for 10 months and developed severe disabling pain & weakness in my legs and when I asked my Dr. if it could be the losartan he said absolutely and took me off it . I would never recommend it. It's been a year and the pain is not gone. It's less and the loss of strength is not as bad but I'm a long way from feeling normal.

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Dana Says:
Hi Neela, I had stress induced cardiomyopathy in 2009. You doing ok?

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Teri Says:
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I'm experiencing leg cramps while taking Losartan 100mg. I'm very interested in finding information on natural ingredients to control my high blood pressure. Please....

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Lynn Says:
I am taking Losartan 100mg 12.5 and I am extremely tired. can you take Losartan at night?

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Charlotte Says:
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Ive been taking losartan for a couple weeks r more n notice headaches n neck aches

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Tammy Says:

I was told to take one Tablet of Losartan at night one hour before bedtime,because it can make you drozzy.I was told its going to drop my blood Pressure.I just took one tablet about 10 minutes ago.

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Marigold50 Says:
I have had several different drugs to control my BP over 30 years. I was fine on 10mg Amlodipine for all that time until six months ago I developed a rare side effect, rosacea telangiectasia on my face which really upset me. Within 3 months of ceasing this drug it had disappeared. HOwever I started on Losartan 25mg building up to 100mg together with 2.5mg of Bendroflumethiazide and have had terrible calf pain in both legs mainly at rest. Today I had bloods taken to check renal and liver function and also glucose levels. Also having ECG today as BP continues to go unchecked. When I see my GP on Friday he is going to decide which drug I can take next and there is only one group left he told me. I have cut out the Bendro and also halved the Losartan until but continue with calf pain. Not happy!

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