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?
21 Nov 2011
Weight gain is not listed as a possible side effect of Losartan.
6 days ago
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.
- Losartan Information for Consumers
- Losartan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Losartan (detailed)
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