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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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Losartan side effects

SInce being switched from lisinipril 20 mg to Losartan Pot 50 mg about three months ago I have gained 12 pounds and always feel hungry. I also feel jittery. Could this be a side effect of Losartan Pot? ## Yes, these can be side effects of taking Losartan, especially the appetite change and weight gain, that has been reported in up to 4% of the people that take it. Learn more Losartan details here. Have you talked to your doctor about it? It just may not be the right medication for you and you may need to switch to something else. ## This is very interesting to read. I was looking for different side effects because I'm having trouble with serious muscle and joint pains, but have also gained about 12 pounds and eat constantly. I'm in the process of working with my dr to switch med...

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losartan mfg aurobindo gluten free?

is losartan mfg aurobindo gluten free? ## Hi edb, Losartan manufactured by Aurobindo lists the following inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose corn starch lactose monohydrate pregelatinized starch (maize) low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose magnesium stearate hydroxypropyl cellulose hypromellose 6 cP titanium dioxide FD&C blue #2/indigo carmine aluminum lake D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, purified water While I don't see gluten itself listed here, you may still want to follow up with the your doctor before trying a new medication, just to be sure there aren't any other derivatives of gluten that may also cause an allergy. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Losartan Details I hope this helps! ## I just had a very negative response to the new ...

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Herbal remedies for high blood pressure

Is losartan a statin? My blood pressure is high and they changed my pill from perindopril 4mg to losartan potassium 100 mg. Now my blood pressure is even higher and they have given me bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg. Can l take an herbal remedy such as co-q10? ## No, losartan is not a statin. It is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist drug used mainly to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Among the benefits of taking CoQ10 supplements is helping to maintain healthy blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range. This should not be confused with the treatment of high blood pressure which falls outside of the “healthy blood pressure” category. While there is good evidence to support the use of CoQ10 in the treatment of high blood pressure, this should only be...

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Best time to take mosegor vita

I want to know the exact time to take mosegor vita for me to be guided accordingly ## There is not specific time it must be taken, you should follow whatever instructions your doctor or pharmacist has provided. It may cause nausea, due to its potency, so it is often best taken with food. Are you on any other medications? Do you have any diagnosed medical conditions? ## Gud morning can i ask what time to take this mosegor vita? ## Only losartan 50mg for high blood pressure. Can I take mosegor vita capsule at bedtime? ## Does mosegor vita help to promote better sleep when taken before bedtime?

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Can Losartan cause hair growth?

Good evening. I am a hair dresser and I have a client who's hair is growing in so thick. The only medication she is on is Losartan. She started taking the medication 1 year ago. You can absolutely see the difference. All I keep reading is this med can cause hair loss. I also know there are some blood pressure meds that can help regrow hair. I'm very curious if anyone can put some light on my question. Thank you. ## It isn't listed in the side effects, and I can't find any research or real world use reports of it being known to cause hair growth, or thickening. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Losartan as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Ref: Losartan Information However, it could be due to other factors, such ...

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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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Hair loss and Losartan

After taking Losartan 25 my hair started falling out. Is this a side effect and what could I do about it? I'm losing quite a bit. Thanks. ## Hello, Chickie! How are you? Yes, that can be a side effect of this medication and, unfortunately, it tends to continue as long as you are taking it. Thus, the only thing you can really do is speak to your doctor about trying a different medication. I had better results with Atacand, which is a related med, it just didn't cause me as many side effects. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have taken losartan for approx. three years. I noticed recently my hair is thinning and is not growing. If I discontinue losartan will my hair return to normal growth? My thyroid test was normal. ## Good evening. I am a hairdresser with a client wh...

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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 ## Where would I look to find out if this drug is GF? ## You could review the list of inactive ingredients on this site or DailyMed (assuming NDC # 31722-702, under "Ingredients and Appearance"). And if you still want to be 100% sure, you can contact Camber Pharmaceuticals directly. Be sure to provide them with the NDC # listed in your prescription. Hope this he...

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northstar rx losartan

My mom in law is 98 and she takes losartan/hctz, she didn't realize it's for bp she thot it was water only and she takes it every other day. What complications could she have she's afraid to take it everyday because she has to urinate more often. ## Hello, Ruthi! How is she doing? I would suggest speaking to her doctor. She can get the Losartan without the Hydrochlorothiazide and just switch to it, or take it on the alternating days to get better control of her blood pressure. Along with more frequent urination, she may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Take her to a urologist. I also had frequent urination and then they switched me to long acting meds which I thought helped, however after seeing a urologi...

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Losartan by Camber vs Solco

I have been on Losartan 50mg by Camber for years. I had my prescription filled and got the Solco brand at Walgreens. For 3 weeks, I could barely function, terrible cough, backache, anxiety and nervousness. This stuff was poison. Stopped it for 4 days....symptoms started to disappear. Got the Camber brand through mail order again and things are going back to normal. Anyone else have anything similar happen? ## The symptoms you've described can be normal side effects of Losartan, according to FA reports. Other side effects may also include hypotension, increased urination, heartburn, and leg pain. Ref: Losartan Information There is a chance that the generic manufactured by Solco is a bit stronger than the one you usually take, which may explain why you were suddenly miserable. The Hat...

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Losartan 50mg accidentally took a second dose

Took one Losartan 50mg this morning at 9 am. Forgot about it and took another one at 7pm. Should I worry? ## How are you feeling now? Make sure you don't have any of the symptoms listed below. At least it was 10 hours between doses instead of taking both at the same time. Here's an excerpt from Medline Plus: Losartan may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: - leg, knee, or back pain - muscle cramps or weakness - diarrhea - heartburn - decreased sensitivity to touch Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms or those listed in the SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS section, call your doctor immediately: - swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs - hoarseness - diffic...

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Losartan and Valerian root

I would like to know if I take Valerian root for sleep support, will my blood pressure go up? I take Losartan 100 mg in the morning. ## It is stated that you should not take it, if you have high blood pressure, unless your doctor says it is safe for you to do so, combining them can increased the dizziness, and drowsiness you might experience, according to NIH reports. However, I did not find any dangerous interactions listed. Are you on any other medications? Generally, according to AMA reports, your getting sleep is very important to help control your blood pressure. ## I take losartan each night. I took valerian root an hour ago, can I take the losartan? ## Just following up - can I take Valerian Root with Losartan?

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Losartan 25mg green vs white pills

Hello, Got a new refill on my Losartan 25mg. which was a small green pill versus the normal oval white. I started the new ones yesterday and within a half hour of taking them I develope a headache. Stayed with me all day. Not a pounding debilitating one but just a constant nagging headache. Today I woke up fine but within a half hour of taking my pill I have a headache again. Same as yesterday. Not sure if this is being caused by something in the new pill "fillers" as they call them. Just know I never had this issue until I started the green losartan yesterday. Do I wait a few more days and risk that this is going to continue as a side effect? Not that it makes me unable to function but it is an irritation that I never had to deal with in the past on Losartan. Being the holiday ...

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White Oval Pill With 74 On One Side And F The Other

what is this pill white football shape 74 on one side and an F on ther other.. ## Oval shaped white pill - #74 one side - F on the other side. ## Hello, Based on the description provided, I've identified your white oval pill to be Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5) + Losartan potassium (100mg). This is a combination drug used as an anti-hypertensive. Additional information about this drug can be viewed in the link below: Please post back if you have any other general questions or concerns about this drug. ## Does it cause hair loss?

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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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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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