Losartan Side Effects

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Losartan side effects
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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... ...
Updated 21 days ago in Losartan.
Sat, Sep 30 '17, 11:58 AM
side effects of losartan
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My doctor prescribed Losartan potassium 20 mg for HBP. I was getting very bad muscle & cramps on my right leg only. After 4 weeks I finally realized it was from Losartan! I stopped taking but the leg pain & now tingling continued and is moving to thigh. taking Slow Mag 2x daily. Anything else I can do??? ## I had extrodanarily debilitating cramps after being on losartan for 15 days. so I stopped losartan and started using methocarbemol and added magnesium, potassium, calcium, and a multi mineral and the cramping began to subside somewhat, after two days. After reading a little more I added iron, B complex and vitamins D, bananas, green drink, almond milk ( calcium), cows milk (more calcium, supplements yesterday afternoon... Of the iron, B complex and D componenents, I think the... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Losartan.
Wed, Jul 12 '17, 3:13 PM
losartan pot side effects
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Ever since taking I have been gaining weight like crazy and have had back pain, could it be from meds? ## Hello, William! How are you? Sorry about the problems you're having. Yes, it could be from the medication. Most blood pressure medications can cause weight gain and some of them can cause joint or muscle aches. Learn more Losartan details here. Have you discussed your symptoms with your doctor? They should be able to determine if they are due to the medication and, if so, prescribe an alternative that isn't known to cause such side effects as frequently. ## I've only been taking the meds for a few days but have been eating like a horse! Going to have to watch my food intake and exercise more, I guess. Goody! ...
Updated 2 years ago in Losartan.
Fri, Aug 28 '15, 12:44 PM
Losartan 50 H Side Effects
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Am taking Losartan H 50 mg one in the morning , one at night.Doctor wants me to take this for 7 weeks and come back with a test on Renal Profile. Will I damage my Kidneys by using this drug ? I am a diabetic with Fasting Blood sugar 130 and using Glycinorm 40 (glycacide) twice a day and 250 mg X 2 Metroformin.Thanks Sunil Cooray SRI LANKA ## Hi, Sunil! How are you? And no, This medication, which is a combination of Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide is often given to diabetics to help protect their kidneys, since they can be very prone to suffering damage. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and increase urination. You can learn more Losartan details here and there are more Hydrochlorothiazide details here. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I have just been pu... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Losartan.
Mon, Aug 07 '17, 3:08 AM
Side effects from losartan
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I have been taking medication to help lower my pressure. The side effects are terrible. I have shortness of breath and feel jittery after taking the medicine. I've stop taking for a day too see if I would feel better. But I'm still experiencing the side effects. I spoke to my doctor to see if I can try something new with a lower dosage or control my pressure with exercise and diet. I'm stuck because my doctor said because of my anemia my pressure is high at times. Please help ## Hello, Zangria! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems you're experiencing. There are other options your doctor should be able to prescribe for you, another one that's a related medication is Atacand/Candesartan and it usually doesn't cause as many side effects as the others. The F... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Losartan.
Fri, Jun 03 '16, 11:43 AM
Losartan 25MG side effects
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I am having sensitivity (pain)in my right breast area since taking this drug for one month i take it every other morning also developed a cough ## I am also on losarton and now I have this hacking cough. But not to worry my doctor just emailed me that there is no chance that this medicine could cause my cough and if I wanted to go off it that would be fine and let her know how it turns out. It is always nice when you find that your doctor would rather be right than listening to her patient and offering harmful advice. I really have no choice but to go off the medicine just so I can stop the hacking, it has gotten so bad I am not sleeping. Good luck. ## Losartan can definitely cause that cough, it does happen to quite a few people that take it and that side effect will not wear off, so i... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Losartan.
Sat, Feb 13 '16, 3:18 AM
losartan pill side effects
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I have taken Losartan for only 2 days. Today I sat down and fell asleep for a few house, it was like I was dead to the world. Is this a side effect? Does it make you cough? ## Hello, Linda! How are you feeling? Losartan can cause some drowsiness, but no, it shouldn't knock you out like that, especially having taken it for such a short period of time. Learn more Losartan details here. It can cause a cough, but that is not a very common side effect. Have you consulted your doctor, yet? What have your recent blood pressure readings been? ## Plz tell me whether the losar h is side effects after taking a long time. ## I take cozaar at night and brilanta after about 2 hours I have arm pain and heart rate goes up and blood pressure could this be reaction to meds I have an appt to see my Dr ...
Updated 8 months ago in Losartan.
Sun, Feb 12 '17, 4:20 PM
Losartan 100mg side effects
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My grandma is taking losartan 100mg OD. She accidentally took the medication twice a day. Which stressed us. What is the effect of this medication to my grandma's hypertension/condition? She doesn't feel anything unusual though. ## Hello, Val! How are you and how is your grandmother doing? Have you checked her blood pressure? It could cause it to drop too low and to develop a low heart rate, though if she's not feeling sick or dizzy, then she's likely fine. However, you should check with her doctor to be safe. ## Am taking Losarton 100 mg twice a day as per my Neph doctor. But my primary doctor wants me to only take one 100 mg per day. Won't changing the dose also affect my blood pressure? ## I am 42 and my doctor switched me from norvasc 5mg to cozarr 100mg due to l... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Losartan.
Fri, Jul 29 '16, 6:41 AM
Losartan Pot Tab Side Effects
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I would like to know if Losartan Pot Tab has side effects such as breaking out in red blotches similar to hives. My husband has been taking this in place of benicar and we wondered if this could be causing these blotches that itch like crazy. ## Has he contacted his doctor? Losartan is different than Benicar, which contains the active ingredient Olmesartan, so it is possible that he's having an allergic reaction, even if he never had a problem with the Benicar. ## I am 45 years old.I was only a little hypertensive but the doctor recommended Losar H which i have been taking for the past 6 years. I have lot of difficulty in getting used to this drug as I have constant dryness in my throat,dry cough,dizziness,nausea. Recently I started having itchy red patches on my leg and lower back ... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Losartan.
Mon, Sep 16 '13, 9:54 AM
Losartan possible side effects
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Hello I was prescribed lisinpril for about 2 months but could not stand the dry cough. I've been off lisinprl for over 2 week but still carry this nasty cough. I have been taking Losartan for approximately one week could it be the losartan that continues to cause the dry cough? I'm totally frustrated! ## Hello, Rena! How are you? It may take about a month for the cough to stop. I have the same problem with Lisinopril and hated it for that reason and it did take about 4 weeks for the cough to completely go away. Side effects to the Losartan may include nausea, dizziness, hypotension and headache. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Losartan.
Fri, May 30 '14, 5:22 PM
losartan side effects / please help
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Hi. I was put on Bystolic for blood pressure in June. two months into taking the medication I had such severe side effects. I had constant muscle spasms, muscle aches and pain that would come and go through my body, I could not focus, I had a burning sensation in my face with tingling through my body. It caused me to get depressed and develop bad anxiety. I weaned myself from 10mg to 2.5 mg and went to the doctor and told him and he switched me to 50mg Losartan. He switched it in August and then the doctor place me on Losartan. I felt good for the first few weeks. Almost 2 and a half months in and I am getting severe body aches that come and go, my anxiety is back and worse, severe sinus congestions and ear ringing and a congestion. So, as of Wednesday the doctor took me off this medica... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Losartan.
Fri, Nov 20 '15, 1:33 PM
WHAT ARE THE Losartan Side Effects
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prescribed losartan along with atenolol, metforman 850 3 x daily, glimepiride, amlodipine besylate aspirin have high pb, diabetes any harm with losartan. ## Side effects of Losartan can include any of the following: dizziness leg, knee, or back pain muscle cramps or weakness diarrhea heartburn decreased sensitivity to touch swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs hoarseness difficulty breathing or swallowing chest pain Referenced from: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000958/#a695008-sideEffects Learn More: Losartan Details From what I could gather though, there are possibly unsafe interactions found between the following drug combinations: atenolol + amlodipine aspirin + amlodipine atenolol + metformin aspirin + losartan atenolol + glimepir... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Losartan.
Sun, Nov 11 '12, 4:30 PM
losartan side effects by manufacturer
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Since I am taking the oval green pill my blood pressure is high on the round white pill I was fine I take 100mg ## Hello, Anna! How are you? What are the markings on the tablet? That is what would enable me to research more information you. Can you please post back and clarify? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Are you on any other medications? Has anything else changed in your diet, or lifestyle? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Losartan.
Fri, Aug 26 '16, 1:59 PM
Losartan Potassium 50 Mg Tab Side Effects
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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? ## 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. ## 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 mus... ...
Updated 14 days ago in Losartan.
Sat, Oct 07 '17, 5:25 PM
what are the side effects losartan/hctz 50/ 12. 5mg
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I'm having a hard time finding the side effects for losartan/hctz 50/12.5mg My husband was prescribed this medicine but don't know if it could be causing some of his problems he's having ## Hello, Larry! How are you? I'm very happy to help you! Losartan with Hydrochlorothiazide is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, increased urination and dehydration. If he's experiencing orthostatic hypotension, such as getting dizzy when he stands up, or moves fast, he may be dehydrated, if it is removing too much fluid from his body and he's not taking in enough to replace it. Dehydration may also cause sym... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Losartan.
Tue, May 12 '15, 12:03 PM
SIDE EFFECTS OF losartan hctz 100-25 MG TAB LUP M43
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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? ## 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... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Losartan.
Sat, May 20 '17, 2:05 PM
Losartan, sold under the trade name Cozaar among others, is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist drug used mainly to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It was the first angiotensin II antagonist to be marketed. It was initially marketed by Merck & Co. Inc. and is available in generic form. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.[1] Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Adverse effects 3 Mecha...
Losar H Side Effects
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my mom was taking losar h for HTNfor the last 5 years now she devoloped red patches with severe pain on both of her legs below the knee.please explain the reason and also another way of treatment and wether losar h has anything to do with this reaction. ## This medication combines the ARB Losartan, with the diuretic Hydrochlorothiazde, it is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac conditions. As to the reason why she has developed this problem, that is going to require her to consult with her doctor. A diagnosis can't be given from just the little bit of information you have provided. There are several possibilities and one them may be due to a circulation problem, she could have developed blood clots in her legs or it could be caused by something else entirely. ... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Losartan.
Sun, Jun 17 '12, 4:49 PM
Losartan side effect rash
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I've been on losartan for about 6 weeks. About 10 days ago I started having a rash around my mouth. I think it is caused by the losartan as it is the only thing new. Could this be possible? ## Hello, Pete! How are you? It would be very odd for it to appear that long after starting it and extremely odd for it to be localized just around your mouth. What does the rash look like? Is it painful? Itchy? Blistering? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Losartan as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Losartan.
Sun, Jul 26 '15, 4:17 PM
Combizar Side Effects
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I've been taking Combizar for quite sometime now to control my BP. Few weeks later, I experienced joint pain in toes and ankles. ## Combizar contains the active ingredient Losartan, it is an ARB used to help treat high blood pressure and cardiac conditions. These medications have been known to cause an increase in uric acid levels in the body, which can result in gout. Have you contacted your doctor, yet? This is probably not the right medication for you and you will need to be switched to something else. ## is it ok to combine combizar 50mg to metformin , i was diagnose with high blood sugar, i am also hypertensive taking combizar as my maintenance, but the doctor change it to captopril , i've read that the side effect of captopril is cough, i'm experiencing cough for almos... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Losartan.
Sat, Feb 13 '16, 5:31 PM

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