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how to stop taking losartan

I had taken losartan50/hctz 12.5 for 10 years, In recently years I suffered dry coughing and bad running nose allergy. I found out this is the side effect of losartan. Cutting the dose to half, changing to a water pill.. did not solve the problem. Over this holiday I developed bronchitis and was quite ill. I had very bad coughing, losing voice, sinus infection, nose bleeding, etc. I stopped taking Losartan to avoid further complications. I notified my doctor that I will check my blood pressure if the record is not over 140-90. I will keep the Losartan off. What else can I do? ## Hello, Muchin! How are you doing? Have your symptoms improved, yet? The FDA lists other typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and increased urination. However,...

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Is my Losartan gluten free?

My pharmacy changed my losartan so now I get ones manufactured by Aurobindo. I have celiac and am trying to pin down why I feel I've been "glutened". Do you know if this manufacturer uses gluten? ## KLJ, Here is a list of ingredients listed in Losartan manufactured by Aurobindo. (NDC 65862-201 among others) - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Lactose Monohydrate - Starch, Corn - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Low Substituted - Magnesium Stearate - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose - Hypromellose 2910 (6 Mpa.s) - Titanium Dioxide - Fd&c Blue No. 2 - D&c Yellow No. 10 - Water Even though gluten a derive ingredient is not on that list, I would still check up with your primary care physician to ensure that none of the ingredients here will cause you to feel "glutened". It's alwa...

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Can I take cb1 weight gain pills?

I was wondering if I can safely take CB1 along with prescription drugs? ## Can I take CB 1 pills even I'm taking a Blood Pressure medicine like Losartan ? ## Since it is an over the counter supplement that is not FDA approved, there have not been any studies done regarding its safety when combined with prescription medications. The main issue here is do you really need to gain weight? As in, are you underweight, right now? Since you mentioned Losartan and high blood pressure, it is very important that you know it is not safe to gain excess weight, when you have such a cardiac condition, because extra weight is very taxing on your heart and circulatory system, so it could worsen such a condition, and cause new ones to occur. The American Heart Association has some great information a...

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Accidentally took 2 doses of amlodipine and losartan

I accidentally took my morning medicine again tonight. That is 2 doses of amlodipine and losartan. What can happen? ## Generally, it is not dangerous, if only done on the rare occasion, but it can vary from person to person, so it is always best to inform your doctor to be sure. The FDA does warn that doubling up may cause you to experience more side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How are you doing? Did you experience any adverse effects? ## I accidently took a 5 mg and a 10 mg Amlodipine with my losartan I was in a hurry this morning then put fishing and bout 3 hours ago every time I stood up I felt like I was gonna pass out and dizzy I will never make that mistake again just got home feel crappy but my bp is 115/73 and heart rate 85...

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Can Losartan and Lisinopril be taken together?

My nephrologist took me of of losartan because i take lisinopril with it and he said new studies have showed that it's not beneficial or not safe, he didn't really explain it to me but that appointment was on 7-11-14 ## Hello, Jack! How are you? Yes, they tend to increase the toxicity of each other, which can be risky, in some cases. Thus, it would be best to follow your doctor's advice. Normal side effects to Lisinopril may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and dry cough. Is there anything else I can help with? ## DID HE TAPER OFF LOSARTAN? ## How long does it take losartan to get out of your system, so it would be safe to start back on my lisinopril. I was having a dry cough with lisinopril, so my dr put me on losartan, but it isn't controlling my blood...

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Losartan Patient Assistance

I lost my job because my call center closed on May 31st. The insurance I had which almost entirely paid for all of my prescriptions also ended. I'm currently substitute teaching but that is as needed. Is there anyway to get samples of this prescription in the meantime? 100mg 1X's daily is the dosage I took. ## Unfortunately, since Losartan is a generic medication, patient assistance, and sample programs are not likely available. However, there is a Prescription Discount Card available here. It is free, and has helped many people save money on prescriptions. Another idea would be to ask your pharmacist if they know of any helpful programs available, some states, such as Washington, have a program specifically for low-income, uninsured people. When I was uninsured, and needed it, ...

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White Tear Drop Shaped Pill 960

I have a white tear drop shaped pill with 960 on it. Could this be Losartan? ## Yes, it is Cozaar 100mg, a brand of Losartan Potassium manufactured by Merck (NDC 0006-0960). Inactive Ingredients: - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Lactose Monohydrate - Starch, Corn - Magnesium Stearate - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Type H) - Hypromelloses - Titanium Dioxide - Carnauba Wax Ref: DailyMed

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Co-aleva and Fluimucil together

Can I take Co-aleva and Fluimucil at the same time? Is it ok if I stop taking Co-aleva as soon as I feel better? How many days before you get results when taking Co-aleva? Thanks. ## I take Co-aleva every 12 hrs (7am/7pm) for 5 days and fluimucil once a day (8am) for 5 days. My doctor prescribed ENT. If you didn't get well, better go to a doctor (ENT). ## Does Co-aleva interact with Losartan? ## Can I take co aleva together with ambroxol?

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Losartan causing shortness of breath?

Can Losartan cause shortness of breath? I take 100 mg. and cut today's dosage to 50 mg. Can I taper that way? ## In this case, it is very important that you consult your doctor as soon as possible. If you are taking such a medication for high blood pressure or a cardiac condition, there are quite a few issues, other than just the medication, that could be causing the shortness of breath and some of them, such as congestive heart failure, may be life threatening. Learn more Losartan details here. And if you been taking it for those reasons, it is not safe to just stop taking it and not be taking anything, even if you taper off, since such conditions will just revert to being uncontrolled. How severe is it and how often does it happen? ## I have been on Losartan for 43 days. 5 days ag...

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Changing from Metoprolol to Losartan

My EP Dr told me to cold Turkey my Metoprolol 50mg bid and start Losartan once daily... is this ok? ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Losartan as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and increased urination. Have you made the switch, yet? If so, how are you doing? ## I was given 30 mg of nefedipine and was weaned down from 50 mg to 25mg of metoprolol Cardiologist said she had to wean me down. ## I have been taking 25mg Losartan and 25mg Metroprolol along with Xarelto at bedtime for many years. No side effects.

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Hyzaar 50 for high blood pressure?

Is this used for high blood pressure? What are the ingredients? ## Alternate India-Rabaxy made Covance_D is alternate. Any alternate to Hyzaar available in USA? ## Yes, Hyzaar 50 is used to treat high blood pressure and help lower your risk of having a stroke. Hyzaar ingredients are Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide.

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Is Camber Losartan gluten free?

Does 100 mg Losartan mfg by Camber contain gluten? ## It appears that they are gluten free. Losartan 100 mg manufactured by Camber (NDC 31722-702) - White, tear-shaped tablets inscribed H 145. Inactive Ingredients: - Crospovidone - Lactose Monohydrate - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Low Substituted - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Starch, Corn - Carnauba Wax - Hypromelloses - Titanium Dioxide Ref: DailyMed

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losartan hctz 50

Can this medication affect the liver in anyway ? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? Most medications are processed through your liver, so yes. Though, it is very rare for it to cause any problems. However, when most people are taking it for a long period of time, their doctors will do liver and kidney function tests to monitor and make sure they aren't developing any problems. This medication is most commonly used to help lower high blood pressure and treat certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, hypotension and dehydration. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been taking losartan 25mg for about 6 weeks for high blood pressure. Within that time I started to experience back pa...

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Losartan & Anxiety

Anyone have anxiety issues/panic attacks while on this med? I have started with Losartan about 2 weeks ago and have been experiencing anxiety. I take doxepin as an insomnia aid and have had to increase the dosage due to the increased insomnia and anxiety. Do this symptoms level off over time. Losartin seems to be helping my BP. ## Yes, the FDA does report anxiety, panic disorder and insomnia as being common side effects of this medication. You may also experience dizziness, headache and increased urination. Side effects are usually transient and will go away, once your body gets used to medication, but that may take about 4 to 5 weeks. If they worsen, or don't go away after that time frame, you should consult your prescriber. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks. The in...

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Leg & back pain

I've been taking losartan since February & felt pretty good on it. But in the last month my skin is falling off my face it's so dry & I have constant leg & back pain it's a real effort to walk. My doseage hasn't changed/ why would this happen now? ## Hello, Jane! How are you? These medications tend to eliminate fluid from the body by increasing urination, thus, you may be dehydrated, if you aren't taking in enough fluids to make up for it. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness and headache. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need to switch to a different medication. ## I also suffering back pain for a long time, then I visited some docs and therapist, my last visited place was la clinica, they treated like a...

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Elliptical Blue Pill E 47 Aurobindo

I have an elliptical blue pill marked E 47 made by Aurobindo. I think it's for managing blood pressure; is that correct? ## That is correct, they list it as containing 100mgs of Losartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure, and various other cardiac conditions. NDC: 65862-0203 Its typical side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, dehydration, and hypotension. Inactive ingredients may include: Cellulose, Microcrystalline Lactose Monohydrate Starch, Corn Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Low Substituted Magnesium Stearate Hydroxypropyl Cellulose Hypromellose 2910 (6 Mpa.s) Titanium Dioxide Fd&c Blue No. 2 D&c Yellow No. 10 Water Is there anything else I can help with?

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Losartan and shortness of breath

I have been taking losartan for a few months and i am experiencing shortness of breath, swollen nasal passages and dry throat, it’s starting to scare me and when I wine to the doctor to ask her she said it can’t be from the losartan and have gave me an inhaler which has not helped. Anyone else have this problem? ## HI...Yes. I was on Losartan for a long time and it gave me these symptoms also. Many symptoms. You can search side effects/Losartan from several sites. I took them down from every site. Losartan damaged my kidneys, however it stopped when I got off. It gave me severe edema and throat congestion, nasal congestion, insomnia, pneumonia and ruined my gut causing food senstivities. My Dr. also didn't believe me and I told him I wouldn't take it. Found out I was...

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Losartan and hoarseness

I have been taking losartan for a few months and have hoarseness and feel the need to clear my throat intermittently. It’s not everyday but feels like it’s getting worse. ## I have been given losartan combo with HTZ for several years for Blood Pressure. At age 70 voice was suddenly barely there. At 72 I see no hope of regaining voice. Run to a good ENT DOCTOR who will look at your throat and vocal chords. Determine soon reason for throat issue. Medical professionals are not quick to blame a medicine that has been perscribed for you. However at least locate possible cause & treatment before you lose voice. ## Losartan has been known to cause dry mouth, dry throat, and a cough, as possible side effects, along with nausea, dizziness, and frequent urination. Once it gets lik...

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Losartan 25 mg Switching Brands Caused Problems

After taking Solco Healthcare Losartan for many years, with no problems, I switched to another less expensive brand, Aurobindo. I soon began to notice my bp reads were significantly higher and, indeed, I too developed a cough. After 2 months of this I switched back to my Solco Losartan and, thankfully, my bp reads have once again stabilized and my coughing has ceased. In all fairness, I cannot say for certain that my cough was caused from the Aurobindo med, I only know the duration of my cough was during this time period. ## I took Aurobindo losartan 50 mg. for three to four weeks and experienced the same symptoms as you, but my cough still persists. I had tried Teva's losartan and that drug was totally ineffective. Just wanted to say "thank you" for posting that Solco's...

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Magnesium with Losartan

I currently take 50 mg losartan daily. Would taking magnesium tartrate pose a risk? ## Nothing specific was found with regards to Losartan and Magnesium interacting with one-another, so it should be okay [1]. What I did read, however, is that it is not recommended to take Magnesium if you consume alcohol regularly. "Excessive ethanol (e.g., alcoholism) may result in increased urinary excretion of magnesium. Avoid high intakes of ethanol while taking magnesium salts." Source: [1] UCLA Health Drug Interactions Checker, always double check with your doctor or pharmacist.

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