Side Effects Of Losartan Hctz 100-25 Mg Tab Lup M43

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Sis Says:


I am suffering with muscle pains from my shoulders to my wrist on the left and right sides; and from the lower parts of my buttock down the back of my leg. I had been taking the above prescription for more than two weeks. I am also very sluggish, tired, and depressed. My hair is shedding at an alarming rate, the front is nearly ball. I am also suffering from severe dry skin and brittle nails. Can these symptoms be the result of this medication?



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Sis! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having.

How much fluid do you take in each day, not including anything caffeinated or alcoholic?

HCTZ stands for Hydrochlorothiazide, which is a diuretic that removes fluid from the body and the symptoms you're experiencing could possibly be cased by dehydration, if you're not taking in enough fluid to make up for it.

Have you consulted your doctor?

A diuretic just might not work well for you, I can't take them all the time due to getting dehydrated very easily.

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Dixie S. Says:

Any drug with hctz can be very dangerous. It caused me to have hypokalemia, and I was paralyzed from the neck down for several days. Muscle pain and weakness are among the symptoms. Call your doctor and get a blood diagnostic! This is no joke, hypokalemia (low potassium level) can kill.

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Joan Says:

Have taken 50mg of Losartan to lower BP for a year now. No reactions until 1 month ago. Very stiff and sore muscles in shoulders, mostly right side, and soreness in my butt and thigh muscles. MD says this medicine will not cause this, however, I have decided to stop the prescription because, I am suspicious. Anyone else "out there" having similar reaction? I am a basically healthy 77 senior.

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Sally Says:
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Yup, been taking for only 4 days. And the chest heaviness, tightness, feeling of being strangled at the neck are all symptoms I'm having since starting this med. Pain in my right breast and in my rib area of my back. Additionally, cannot sleep on my right side due to shoulder and hip pain.

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Deb Says:
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I've been feeling like this since I started taking losartan. I hate this drug, tired of being depressed, anxious, full of gas and bloat, no appetire, mood swings too. It helps s little with blood pressure but not much. I'm going to get off this stuff. Good luck!

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Valerie Says:

I have been taking this medication for four days and have been feeling dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous, and just plain awful. My blood pressure was extremely high and this was prescribed. For the first few days I didn't know that I needed to drink more water so I think I've been suffering from dehydration. If I don't feel better in the next few days, I am going to ask my doctor for something else.

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RonH Says:
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I've been taking this medication for a little over a year now. I'm 46 yrs old and feel like I'm 75 yrs old! I didn't put it all together until I googled the side effects of this medicine. I've gained 80 lbs and I'm tired all the time and have lost most of my muscle strength. I have terrible muscle pain in my legs, back, hip, and even the back side of my heels. After reading all of these posts I'm am not taking this anymore until I can see my doctor for something different. I pray these side effects are not Permanente!

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Jay Woo Says:

Ron , I too take Losartan 100mg , it replaced the Simvastatin , that Statin worked only so long before side effects took over , I took Losartan at first in the morning , then I noticed some " abnormal " feelings sporadically throughout the day . I then began and still do take it late in the day apprx. 1 hour prior to bedtime , after doing such the nagging sensations lessened . I've been taking it for over a year now with little annoyance
Want to get a laugh , I had shingles outbreak 4 years ago which developed into PHN , I tried pretty much EVERYTHING pills , creams , powders , you name it .
Turns out TEA BAGS ( Tannin healing properties perhaps ? ) rested on the skin calmed the nerve aggravation or something , I wouldn't know and in some cases neither do " THEY " know .
Reason I mention that is perhaps what works for me may not work for you , yet some " practicing " still continue to use that same broad brush .

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Kim Says:

I have been taking Losartan for nearly 2 1/2 years. Since I've been taking I seem to have a myriad of annoying symptoms. Almost exactly 1 year from beginning treatment I developed oral thrush, with teeth indentations and deep creases in my tongue. I have been treating it naturally eliminating sugar, alcohol, white flour and though it is much better has not completely gone away. An avid tennis player, I had to stop because of debilitating pain in my shoulder. I've been blaming rib pain on my mattress, and leg pain on walks and the fact that I'm getting older (60). I also occasionally suffer from night sweats. It is possible these are all related to my Losartan?

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joe Says:

I learned something just today, as for night sweats I had been having them as well, naturally I attributed it to losartan and I was wrong, annoying itching as well. Turns out the cause for me that is dryness.... Being it's winter along with using my humidifier and drip coffee maker both starting to leak at the base it appears too much iron was in the public water at one time ruining both units, that was the cause there. Going back to that annoying itch and night sweats dryness was the cause there, being I didn't replace the humidifier and stopped using the drip coffee maker replacing with tea. Intuitively sensing relief shortly after showering I concluded it was from the atmospheric condition and it turns out I was right. Case in point, after drying off getting dressed having breakfast the itch returned again, I resorted to eucerin skin calming creme (a good product) however the itch only became encased and the duodermis not epi was itching. I then searched causes for itch, as I sit here itch free with a large pot of water boiling away, oscillating away I finally am comfortable no longer assuming this illness that medicine, it was by controlling the atmosphere I avoided becoming an epidermic schizo. From here on forward prior to drawing an asinine conclusion along with asking a pharmacist, or making another expensive co-payment / appt. I am going to search possible reasons for this or that and then see if there's a way to diagnose such. Good luck. I was without. Buying an otc or dispensed drug let alone seeing another dr. If you have carpet on your flooring, try walking briskly drag your feet a bit and if you touch the light switch on the wall feeling a little shock like sensation along with hearing that little static like sound as I did (I assumed it's a possible short in the wiring / another bogus thought) perhaps you may have too dry of a home or apt. It being winter and usually a lack of humidity depending upon where you reside, try boiling some water in a large pot as I did you may get some relief.

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Archie Says:
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Good report, as I have similar conditions, which are most definitely attributed to the medicine.

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Joe Says:

Adequate Hydration , H2o consumption may help .... search recommended daily intake . Water Temp when showering , not too hot , no aggressive drying off , might avert even more skin disruptions .

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joann Says:

I have been on losartan for 3 months and I am noticing things that bother me I hadn't had before. Heavy headedness upon rising in the mornings, dizzy feeling that goes away after I am up for a few minutes. At times real soreness or pain in my right rib cage. I use a heating pad all night and it doesn't help. My doctor also added cefdinir one time with my morning losartan. My bp varies from somewhat high to normal. I have monitored the b/p as the dr suggested. I think maybe I should call the doctor and advise her. At times my b/p is normal. I also have somewhat of a high pulse rate. Does this sound unusual or maybe side effects of the medicine?


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Bill Says:

I have been on Losartan Potassium 50mg for several years but beginning this year I had coughing wheezing shortness of breath so I went to my primary doc they recommended going to allergist so I did she loaded me up with inhalers and nose spray along with steroids so all this did was raise my blood pressure follow with headaches and stomach pain so I stop the inhalers and other medicates so went back to primary they said to up blood medicate to 100mg losartan well by than I was having chest pain, breathing problems, tension headaches and stomach pains and bloating, and dizziness so I was sent to a cardiologist he put me on losartan/hctz 100mg and Toprol XL so I was having more bad side effects I have been in the ER 4 times so I decided to cut my pills in half which I did I have gone to primary doctor and allergist and pulmonary and cardiologist and vascular so here it is July and blood pressure is under control but still having tension headaches, stomach bloating, breath issues so my next step is going to my gastroenterologist doctor to see what he can do than my next step is go back to cardiologist to see if he can change this medicate cause it has horribly side effects so does anyone have any advise?

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