I have been experiencing terrible muscle aches & weakness since I started taking generic Cozaar last year. I feel like my head is full of water & my ears are constantly plugged. I have generally felt bad since I was switched to the generic form of Cozaar. Is there some ingredient in the generic form that I could be allergic to?
5 Apr 2012
Very possibly. A lot of inactive or binding ingredients can cause allergic reations. I am allergic to corn, & it is used as a binder (corn starch) in most pill form meds. I either pay extra for compounding, or take antihistamines that do seem to help some. Hope this helps. You may have to switch back to the name brand if it didn't bother you, Sorry, I know how much it costs... Mary
6 Apr 2012
Here are the inactive ingredients in your generic Losartan Potassium: D&C Yellow #10 aluminum lake, FD&C Blue #2/indigo carmine aluminum lake, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, pregelatinized starch, talc, and titanium dioxide. The 50 mg and 100 mg tablets also contain FD&C Yellow #6/sunset yellow FCF aluminum lake.
So if you are allergic to one of the above items that could be causing your problem. If you are not sure, you can always visit an Allergist who will determine the different allergies you have and if any of the above items are the culprit of your troubles. Good luck.
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