Losartan Potassium 50 Mg Tab Side Effects

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Joanne Says:

I am taking Losartan 50 mgs twice a day and I am getting terrible joint & muscle pain. Can it be from the meds? Orrrrrrr 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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Jameson Says:

I was on Valsartan 100-25 HCT. Pharmacy switched brands to Aurobindo distributer/Aurobindo manufacturer. Started having fainting spells within 2 hrs of taking the new brand, once behind the wheel of a car. Went to doctor and switched to Losartan 50-12.5 HCT in morn and Losartan 50-no HCT night. Morning pill okay 'cause brand was distributer North Star out of TN who manufactured at Aurobindo (India). Night time 'caused fainting (not as bad as Valsartan was 'cause only 50 mgs) Aurobindo distributer/Aurobindo manufacturer. So, stopped taking night time pill. Thus Blood Pressure not under control. Doctor refused to switch back to Valsartan non-Aurobindo distributer. Learned on the internet that Obama made a trade deal with India in 2013 where Aurobindo could enter our country (New Jersey) as a distributer in early 2014. They always were a manufacturer for USA distributers who had to tow the line with the FDA. Now, because of trade deal, Aurobindo is to SELF MONITOR their quality, thus when the pill is Aurobindo distributer and Aurobindo manufacturer the QUALITY is crap and harmful and dangerous, but the FDA WILL NOT do anything to them as ordered by Obama.

So...look at the distributer AND the manufacturer! If the pill bottle says AURO that means Aurobindo distributer AND Aurobindo manufacturer AND that means it is harmful pills because they are allowed to push that into USA markets without consequences from the FDA. Aurobindo is now running to all the pharmacy wholesalers and undercutting good quality medicines distributed by USA pharmaceutical distributers. All the retail pharmacies like CVS, Walmart, Walgreens are switching brands 'cause THEY get a lower cost which THEY do not pass on to you, the customer. You can complain to the pharmacies, but they do not care what they push over the counter.

So, I put on my medical history....ALLERGIC to Aurobindo distributed products. That way...no one can give that to me and I can refuse to purchase it. If more people refused to purchase it...then they'd go out of business. Tell everyone you know to check their bottles and demand a quality pill from a USA distributor.

You need to say allergic because nowdays the only way you can go into a hospital is with a 'hospitalist' permission. A hospitalist is a specialist who oversees you while you are in the hospital. Your regular doctor is not allowed to care for you in the hospital. The hospitals' administration has taken away all the regular doctors' admitting privileges. You must have a strange and unknown hospitalist and the only way to get one is going through the emergency room and paying that high cost. In my area, the hospital is closing down their old building and constructing a new building with THREE ERS in it! Because ERs are the new money maker for them!

So, how do you avoid getting pumped full of Aurobindo crap? Just say that you are allergic...then they can't do it.

I absolutely know that Aurobindo distributer and Aurobindo manufacturer is harmful crap. My spouse had a pill to help relax and counter the steroid prednisone. The pharmacy switched him to Aurobindo/Aurobindo. My spouse was so-o-o-o relaxed and uninhibited that one day, my spouse pulled his pants down and did a number 2 job on someone's front lawn...midday! My spouse could have been arrested, for Pete's sake. So I checked and sure enough...the pill was now Aurobindo distributor and Aurobindo manufacturer. I marched that prescription over to another pharmacy and got a USA distributor called Blue Point. No problems since. No unusual behavior.

There is nothing that can be done except refuse purchasing of the product.

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Marigold50 Says:

All tests were normal. I am now taking just 25mg Losartan and hardly any muscle pain at all now, stopped Bendroflumethiazide as well. BP last week was down to 154/73 which is the best result for me since REDUCING the drug Losartan and I do not feel fuzzy in the head now either. GP wants to add 8mg of Doxazocin (CAndasartan) but after reading about all the possible side effects do not wish to take this. I will keep checking my BP each week and see how I continue on just 25mg of Losartan and nil else.

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kate Says:

I have been taking 1 1/2 of losartan 50mg. Pharmacy has switched Losartan VIRTUS to AUROBINDO....1) Are there any different / dangerous side effects for these two pills ? and 2) what is a safer alternative for reducing high blood pressure ?

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Marie Says:
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Its definitely the Losartan. I took Losartan 50mg for several months until my BP was lower. I took myself off because I felt like it was creating the unbearable leg pain.

My BP has since went back up and I started the Losartan about 3 weeks ago. I can barely stand the amount of pain I'm in. My legs and hips hurt ALL THE TIME now. I'm calling the doctor tomorroe and stopping this medication.

Can anyone suggest natural alternatives that actually lower BP?

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