I just started taking losartan. So far I don't think I have any side affects except made headaches from day one. I have other health problems and I don't want to gain weight. I was just wondering if losartan can cause weight gain?
26 Nov 2015
i have been taking losartan 50mg for almost 3 years. i have gained 118lbs. my dr. said that it shouldn't cause weight gain. i think he was just reading the side effects list the drug company posted. i'm seeing him in 10 days and i will get him to change my prescription. any suggestions for a new bp drug that will allow me to drop this weight?
21 Nov 2011
Weight gain is not listed as a possible side effect of Losartan.
4 Oct 2015
So glad I found this forum! I started Losartan Potassium about 9 months ago. Despite exercising 4-5 times per week and 95% watching my diet, I have been losing and gaining the same 10 pounds. Very frustrating! I always felt that Losartan contributed to my inability to lose weight.
I also believe that Losartan is to blame for my chronic sinus infection. I rarely had any major nasal issues before taking this drug. Since taking it. I've had a constant post-nasal drip. I'm sick of hearing that it is allergies and change in the weather. Nonsense. I never had these problems BEFORE Losartan. I've been an ENT and an allergist, and they just throw Nasonex and Azelastine at me. I'm sick of spraying stuff up my nose. Who wants to live like that forever?
Since I have stopped taking Losartan (and all the nose sprays), my sinuses and post-nasal drip have cleared up considerably. I'm also no longer bloated and tired from the Losartan. Now I'm hoping the weight will start coming off again.
Sick of tired of these drugs!
5 Jun 2013
Yes! Losartan (cozaar) does cause weight gain I have gain more than 150lbs since I started taking it and my Dr. Just figured this out and had switched me to another high blood pressure medicine. Since then I have lost 40lbs of that weight so far and it's only been 3 months. I know it seems impossible but this is absolutely true story.
30 Dec 2015
I lead a very active lifestyle and train for triathlons 8 months out of the year. My typical week consists of 8-12 training sessions; running swimming and biking.
Ever since I started taking losartan 7 months ago my weight is up 30lbs... this is with a strict plant based vegan diet and continual strenuous workouts.
I can find no other reason for my weight gain. I'm thankful I found this site and for all of you because I have been frustrated beyond belief not understanding what has caused my weight gain.
If you hAve found successful alternatives tolosartan i would love to know. Thanks
17 days ago
I have started Losartan 100mg I asked my doctor why such a high dose? His response was that is what is recommended for a woman 145 lbs 5'6"... I am a spin instructor and work out over 4+ days per week... I have GAINED 20 pounds since August 2015! I have an appointment with my doctor today to replace this medication! Has anyone else experienced this? Please let me know your age and weight?
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- Losartan Information for Consumers
- Losartan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Losartan (detailed)
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