Taking Losartan For High Blood Pressure

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Tammy Says:

I was just put on Losartan. I was told to take the pill once a day one hour before bedtime, because the pill can make you drowzy. This will be my second day taking this medication. I hope I do not experience any of the bad side effects.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Tammy! How are you?

What side effects are you worried about?

The FDA lists the typical ones for this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension.

I've been taking it for several years, with no issues.

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Tammy Says:

Actually I am not worried about any side effects.I hope I don't have any side effects.

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james Says:

I was taking Lisinopril 40mg and it was keeping my b/p at 140/87 for 5 years now. Then I had a mri of my liver, because I was having upper right chest pain. And the doctor informed me that I now had an enlarged liver, believed to be chemically induced; after a biopsy. the doctor suggested I start taking Losartan 100mg and sure enough the right upper chest pain left. But I am stuck with an enlarged liver. Now I have been informed how they going to treat this. So it was the Lisinopril the doc said. But I now have been on the losartan 100mg for 10 days. And when I wake up each morning my b/p is 180/101 and its never been that high. And during the day the lowest it gets is 167/90. Plus the side effects of: cold running nose, chest pain front and back and weakness, and just cant function to do anything other than worry all day every day when I will have a heart attack. And the doctor told me on the b/p pressure issue that he didn't know what else to do. And he is a heart doc at a the va. Plus I passed out for a little while this morning. I called my doc and he said I most likely got up too fast. Oh, I am also a diabetic. Has anyone out there had this happen to them or have any advice for me? {edited for privacy}

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omg Says:

im sure there is a healthy way to fight HBP. The pharmaceutical company wants to make money.

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rae Says:
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Yes, that the most common side effect, but what about: hives; rashes; red, itching, blistering and peeling of the skin? I had that issue on lisinopril, I didn't know I had side effects within the 3 yes taken it, until I got out of the shower one day, red, burning and itching skin...then started peeling the very next day. No, these drugs r not really safe, but somewhat helpful, until u exsperince bad side effects, when I received the sheet, I read the back where it reads the same as the lisinopril did, hives; rashes; red, blistered, burning, itching peeling skin....so, to me I'm thinking it bout the same as lisinopril...idk this is my second day taken it..n I'd like to say god bless u all and everyone experience with their health issues and side effects from these drugs, but n time with taken these drugs there r ways to help reduce hbp...mine is not being active and obese.

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Sandy Says:
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I am supposed to take one losartan potassium 50mg a day. I took it at 12:30 this afternoon and I accidentally took another one at 11:20pm tonight. Will I be alright?

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