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losartan for High Blood Pressure: I started taking Losartan about 3 weeks ago as a replacement for Lisiniprol, which made me cough all the time. Everytime I take Losartan, 50mg, I get a lot of abdominal and chest discomfort. It wasn't controlling my BP as well as the doctor wanted it to, so she upped my dosage to 100mg. That only led to increased thoracic discomfort, which I am not willing to endure on a daily basis. Moving on to try something else...
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: Prescribe Losartan March 4th, 2014. Atenolol 50mg before that for the past 20 years just wouldn't get my pressure below 140/85. Within 1 day of starting this medication I casually commented to my wife that I felt like I had been beaten up. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why I felt so stiff and sore. The past three days I have felt like my heart is coming out of my chest. Complete loss of appetite. March 7th today and I called my Physician's office and told the receptionist what I was dealing with and explained I would no longer take the medication. This was my first visit to this particular Doctor due to relocating. Expecting a call tomorrow and hopefully go back to Atenolol with a higher dosage.
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Review by MikeinKaty (taken for 10 years or more):
losartan for High Blood Pressure: I've been taking Cozaar (aka Losartan) for over 10 years both 25mg and 50mg. A few years ago, I switched to a generic brand but developed dry cough problems immediately. I returned to the Cozaar brand and cough immediately went away. I had not heard of the weight gain problem mentioned here but it too has been a struggle as well. I do take several medicines including Lipitor 40 mg. I've found taking CoQ10 200 mg helps with joint pain, which I believe was attributed to Lipitor. Still trying to figure out what is causing my "heavy legs" when I jog for a few miles nowadays. Never had this issue before by pushing age 60 now, and as mentioned 25-30 lbs extra weight.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: My doctor insisted that I switch from Valsartan to Losartan. It has taken my bp from 120/70 to 178/86. It makes my eyes feel like they are burning. I have been on this for almost two months and I am going to take myself off it.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: I am now 56 and for the past two years I have been suffering terrible flushes, profuse sweating, palpitations, and virtually no sleep at night. And this was attributed mostly to menopause. But I feel awful, nauseous and when these heat attacks hit me it really is like someone has hit my chest and tingling into my hands. I have been for ECG's and all was fine. I am a very fit person and do a lot of exercise. However, I have stopped the Losartan and these symptoms are starting to fade.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: I have had high blood pressure for about 10 years. I was first put on enalapril/hydrochlorothiazide and was on that for about 5 years. I had a chronic cough while on that, but I tolerated it since it controlled my blood pressure well. It was usually around 115/75. I finally asked my doctor if I could try a different medicine, and he gave me Losartan (50 mg)/hydrochlorothiazide(12.5). I have had absolutely no side effects and my blood pressure is consistently in the 115/75 range.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: Works great except for runny nose for a few hours after I take it. Linsopril made me cough 24/7. Had massive heart attack 4 months ago and medicines side effects don't compare to fear & pain of that attack. Diet & exercise & Dr. Said blood results better than good.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: I have taken 1- 100 mg per day for 1 month. I have runny nose and cough and it is not going. Pressure is wonderful. I am tired of the runny nose and cough and I am sure everyone around is also. Doctor suggested to try Metoprolol. I will maybe try it out tonight.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: I've been taking Losartan for less than a month, but I had, and still have, side effects immediately after taking it. I feel dizzy, warmer than usual, thirsty, bloated, tired, have rapid heartbeat with 'thumps', headaches, and have blurry vision. Also, I gained 7 pounds and haven't changed my diet in any way..and I'm active. I'm going back to my doctor next week to see if there's something else I can take instead of this.
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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
losartan for High Blood Pressure: Have been on Lotensin and amlodipine for years. Blood Pressure had started rising over a period of several months. Dr put me on Losartan. Experienced copious sweating on third day. After 5 days, have no idea what BP is, but started having problems breathing on 4th day. (have COPD, few breathing problems at this point). The next day was worse. Took 5th dose last night and was up all night, gasping for oxygen and coughing up thick mucus. Spent the night sitting up wondering if I should go to ER. Feel much better this afternoon, although my chest is still sore and my arms ache badly in spite of taking Lyrica for fibromyalgia. Better this morning, chest sore, still trying to cough up mucus, chest tight.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: I take 25mg of Losartan for mildly elevated Blood Pressure. I'm a 49 y/o male. It's the best in terms of not having side effects as the others did and had lowered BP from 145/80 to 116/65. The only catch is I can't drink coffee with it as it will spike it back up to 145/80 again.
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Review by Ashkea1920 (taken for less than 1 month):
losartan for High Blood Pressure: Had taken Micardis. Worked very well. Then Dr. said I could go on lisinopril. It would be much cheaper. Had a terrible cough. Then he switched me to losartan. Been on this a week and cough is much worse. I did not have a problem paying for Micardis. I'm going back.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: I was taking 20 mg daily of Losrtan for about a month, and I experienced a variety of side effects including severe pain in my arms, loss of sex drive, lack of sensation during sex. Now that I have stopped taking Losartan, I have no more pain in my arms, my sex drive and sexual sensation is back to normal.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: The doctor put me on 50mg losartan a month ago, as new insurance wouldn't pay for the Candesartan I was on. It works great keeping blood pressure at good levels along with the Metoprolol I'm on also. For the first 3 weeks I started off having mild headaches that finally disappeared, and now I have a slight sore throat all of the time, a slight hacking cough, and only one nostril that runs constantly....weird, I know. I'm going to give it another month and see if these side effects disappear like the headaches.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: My 90 yr old Mother has been on generic Losartin for 8 years. She took 50mg a day and it controlled her blood pressure. We have a new Dr. and he upped her dosage to 75mg which seemed to do well until she got Type A influenza. Now she is recuperating and when we give her losartan it seems to knock her blood pressure really low and makes her weak for 2 hrs. She has had a hacking cough and recurrent bronchitis for years. I did not know that could be a side effect of the losartan. These are the only meds she takes except for a daily multi-vitamin.
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Cozaar (losartan) for High Blood Pressure: I have been on Losartan with Atenolol for 6 1/2 years after triple bypass surgery. With proper eating and exercise, the results have been very good. My blood pressure is well maintained in the 120/130 over 64/76 range. I am 69 years old and find that low sodium diet and limited meats, along with walking exercise is an excellent combination. GET THE WEIGHT OFF AND START WALKING 30 to 40 minutes and cut the TV off!
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Cozaar (losartan) for High Blood Pressure: I have been taking Cozaar 50 mg 1per day combined with Coreg 25 mg 2x daily for about 10 years. My blood pressure was 200/120. About 2 years ago Coreg CR 20mg replaced the Coreg daily. This regimen slowly reduced my BP to 100/60. This BP was too low so I stopped the Coreg CR completely. I am now on Cozaar 50 mg 1 per day and my BP is averaging 125/60-70.
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losartan for High Blood Pressure: I have been on Losartan 50mg once daily for a week now. The only side effects I am experiencing is facial flushing. My cheeks feel like they are on fire and are really red. I have also notice a slight mood change and I am itchy on my arms..... I am going to consult my doctor and see if I should be concerned.
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Review by joanna_al (taken for less than 1 month):
Cozaar (losartan) for High Blood Pressure: My expereince is not good. It did lower by blood pressure by 15 points, but the side effects are not worth it. It caused me to have problems focusing and concentrating on my work, memory loss, and increased stress and depression. I noticed the problems the first week I took the medicine. My boss also noticed the problems, which was confirmation that it was my new medicine. I went off the medicine and my brain is back to normal. I am a computer programmer, so my brain has to function at its best. I wouldn't take this medicine if your brain has to function at top performance or you have problems with stress/depression because it made my depression worse and I felt more stressed out for no reason.
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