Skip to Content

User Reviews for Losartan

Also known as: Cozaar

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Losartan.

Ratings Summary

Filter by:

User Ratings

10
   
15%(16)
9
   
16%(18)
8
   
11%(12)
7
   
16%(17)
6
   
8%(8)
5
   
8%(8)
4
   
2%(2)
3
   
2%(2)
2
   
10%(11)
1
   
17%(19)

Losartan Review Summary

6.0/10 Average Rating

113 Ratings with 98 User Reviews

What next?Compare all 231 medications used in the treatment of High Blood Pressure.

Reviews for Losartan to treat High Blood Pressure

Sort by:

Cozaar (losartan): "This medication nearly killed me after 9 days of taking it sent me into AFIB blood presure dropped so low it nearly stopped hate this drug if anyone has any side affects with this go to your doctor stright away never felt so ill. Within 24 hours of me stopping this drug i was dack to my normal self Please do not just stop taking medication i have been put back on ramapril and i feel fine"

   
1.0

anthony powell July 20, 2015

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I have been taking Lorsartan for about a year and my pressure has dropped from 210/140 to 190/140. Not very effective for me. Searching for new remedies."

   
2.0

dont know why July 13, 2015

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Bad medicine!!! Guess I fall in the 1 percent! Had taken Benicar for almost 4 years with no problems but due to insurance issues doctor decided to switch me to losartan. After first week had so much pressure in chest and head thought I was going to explode, left leg started to retain fluid while at work.. Didn't take the next day and contacted doctor who immediately got me in to see him. Borderline EKG results...low heart rate...BP horribly high. Now a stress test and eco cardiogram scheduled asap to rule out a heart attack. What!?! I'm a healthy 49 year old landscaper of 28 years who works out at least 3x a week and the medicine they put me on might have given me a heart attack??? Please be aware of any new medication!"

   
1.0

Gina C (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2015

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Doc switched me from lisinopril to losartan because I had cough. Been on this for two weeks and from day 1 had weak legs, heavy feeling in head, confusion and insomnia. By second week started having heart palpitations and dizziness and tingling in my right foot. Last straw was red itchy eyes and swollen/sore throat. Stopping this tonight. Rather take lisinopril and deal with cough until I see my new doctor on Friday. Think it also makes me tired and constipated, nauseous, and no appetite. Did not look at side effects first but when I listed how I was feeling since taking this drug were right there. I'll keep looking for something better but am also following the DASH diet and have lost 30 lbs recently so hope to be off this drugs soon"

   
1.0

Robbie0710 July 4, 2015

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Losartin has been very effective controlling my BP. Started @ 100mg which made me extremely tired and lethargic. I cut back to 75mg (1 50mg/ 1 25mg.) I am experiencing intermittent dry cough and extremely dry mouth during the night. After 4 years, I am beginning to experience some of the other documented side effects like dizziness and stiff/sore muscles. However, I have had fewer side effects with Losartan than other BP meds. (I am 69 with enlarged aorta)"

   
9.0

FigEater June 29, 2015

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I have been very healthy my entire life thank God until last year that my blood pressure starting going up. Doctor prescribed Metoprolol and Lisinopril. Started coughing constantly that ended up at the ER thinking I had pneumonia. ER Dr switched Lisinopril for Losartan Potassium. Leg and back pain is unbearable to the point that I cannot almost stand and even walk. I am afraid of falling. Dizzy and tired. No need to have this quality of life. Dangerous side effects even worse than what I felt when BP started going up. It has to be something better than this."

   
2.0

Lita 86 years old (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 27, 2015

2 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"It has helped to lower blood pressure, but over the year + I've been taking it, I've experienced a 40 pound weight gain, severe pain in joints, muscles in legs and feet, ache in leg bones, tingling in hands and feet, very stuffy sinuses - very swollen, difficulty getting to sleep and/or staying asleep, general weakness and sluggishness, sometimes extreme exhaustion. Seeing Dr this week, hoping we can find a better solution."

   
7.0

Busy Grandma (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 30, 2015

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Was on 100mg Metoprolol 10mg Lisinopril but Lisinopril caused intestinal angioedema (OUCH), so I was switched to 50mg of Losartan 5mg Bystolic. Felt SO MUCH BETTER better right away. Didn't lower my BP as much as other drugs, but enough to be 120/75 regularly (unmedicated would be 150/100 ). Have lost some excess weight, crave protein and have to eat frequently otherwise I get hypoglycemic very quickly. My ribs are a little sore and I get stitches quite often, but it's a minor annoyance compared to how Lisinopril made me feel. No cough or swelling here, which seem to be common side effects. I would recommend this drug."

   
9.0

nckhella (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 22, 2015

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Effective at controlling my blood pressure, but I have experienced the heavy legs and joint pain mentioned by others. I am a heavy exerciser and 65, so that accounts for some of the joint pain, I suppose. One benefit is that I'm having sex 4-5 times per week since starting the medication."

   
7.0

Your Honor May 12, 2015

13 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Taking losartan I have had a lot of joint pains headaches everyday dizziness tired. In the ER twice because of my blood pressure going up."

   
1.0

sammy50 April 14, 2015

36 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"After taking Losartan 50mg.I observed I have recurring hacking cough, and its worst at night before going to bed. I had x ray, and all is normal. The doctor gave me cough med/ suppressant, antacid, because, he said, may be acid reflux, but cough still persisted. After some research, found out, the cough and sneeze, stuffy nose, are some of the side effects of Losartan. I will request doctor to change it to Cozaar, and see the difference."

   
5.0

Joe Allan April 4, 2015

15 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I think I have every side effect imaginable with Lorsartan HCT. Loose stools, anxiety, depression, no energy, body aches to the point it's hard to exercise, weight gain, I'm on 100/25 mg's. I'm 62 year old female. It somewhat keeps blood pressure down, and I will be talking to primary care dr about adjusting dose or trying something else. I'm too young and energetic to feel this bad."

   
4.0

3D March 29, 2015

62 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Medicaid landed me with new doctor. Took me off Inderol despite no side effects. He felt it outdated and blood pressure still too high. Learned after Losartan made me very sick caution is advised in giving to patient with my medical issues. Have SLE lupus, Raynaud's, Gerds, Migraines, Osteo, Edema, prone to Ulcers, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, suffer frequent joint pain. Severe side effects from Losartan sent me to ER by day 3. Legs weak and wobbly to point of nearly falling, extreme severe knotted cramps in feet lasting over half hour that spread with sharp stinging pain over entire body, severe pressure around head, minor trembling, severe joint pain, total exhaustion. Also dry eyes and mouth, constant peeing. Bad drug! Dangerous!"

   
1.0

Angry Lupus Lady March 21, 2015

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Cozaar (losartan): "Blood pressure dropped sharply and nicely. Able to halve the dose after a week. Very noticeable pedal edema during medication and after stopping the medication due to excellent response and the disfiguring foot and lower leg swelling.."

   
6.0

macinyart March 16, 2015

30 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Easy to take, no problems . Worked well kept my BP under control."

   
10

emigh February 27, 2015

39 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"fast heartbeat"

   
1.0

ewadog February 23, 2015

31 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Cozaar (losartan): "Had no effect on blood pressure, even after increasing to the maximum prescribing dosage."

   
1.0

captkrash (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 20, 2015

52 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"55 year old male. Dr. Put me on 50mg Losartin after a brief trial period with another medicine that caused a cough. The 50mg dose of Losartin seemed to be working fine for the past several years. Had a blood pressure episode about three months ago where blood pressure suddenly elevated to dangerous levels. After trip to emergency room my Dr. put me on 100mg of LosartinHTZ in the morning along with 50mg of Atenolol which is taken at night. Started feeling very tired, developed an irritating cough, had fluid in my ear, gained weight and developed a ringing in my ears. I really felt like I was dying. Legs felt heavy and I was just not feeling like myself. Appointment with Dr. next week to hopefully change meds."

   
6.0

Lsdemme2001 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 20, 2015

51 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Cozaar (losartan): "Cozaar did work better at lowering my pressure than the previous medication I was on which was metropolol however , it caused weight gain . A lot of it and fast . I quickly went off of it and chose something to help to help lower my blood pressure . So yes it works but becareful of the side effects"

   
8.0

Missris (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 8, 2015

79 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I'm new to Losartan Potassium, but in the six days I've taken the 25 mg, my heart doesn't seem to be jumping out of my chest, my thinking seems clearer and my overall feeling of wellness is greatly improved. I don't have a monitor yet, but hopefully in a few days I will be able to confirm my pressure is back to normal."

   
10

pansydynamite November 23, 2014

80 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"100 Mg Losartan at night time in conjunction with Diltiazem in the AM. No issues and this does lower blood pressure and keeps it even. Seems to be calming also and helps memory."

   
10

Beamslider (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 17, 2014

54 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"The doctor put me on Losartan 100 mg maybe 6 months ago. I have always been hyperactive and maybe a bit attention deficit. The Losartan calmed me down and made my blood pressure run around 120/70, usually it ran 140/80 or more for bottom number. It made me go to the bathroom a lot and I also developed the irritating cough. My main complaint is my inability to think and learn things quickly. I am taking online college classes and always been smart in math and all subjects. Now I feel groggy, lazy, fuzzy and can't retain information. Doctor refuses to take me off, so I have cut pills to half. Some days I don't take them and feel much better. I know there are bad side effects if you quit the medicines all at once, so think I am going to change doctors."

   
5.0

Connie133 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 3, 2014

163 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"My Dr. switched me from Diovan HCT to Losartan because of costs. Losartan has worked well for keeping blood pressure steady. In addidtion, I have Type 2 Diabetes and take Cialis 5mg daily. Interestingly, Losartan has greatly helped with erections, as well. In doing further investigation, I have discovered that other men have had similar experiences. While not meant to be a medicine for erectile dysfunction, it has greatly helped men, especially when used in combination with Cialis."

   
10

Bear Guy August 19, 2014

84 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"100/12.5mg - no issues been on the medicine now for 2 months. Pressure is now 121/85 from 160/100."

   
8.0

Neckra (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 23, 2014

84 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I tolerated Losartan MUCH better than Lisinopril - with Lisinopril, I developed not so much the cough most everybody experiences, but a vasovagal response - like gagging, dry heaving, no matter what I was doing or where I was at, with no warning! So that was quickly discontinued at my request and I was placed on Losartan. Now I am on a double dose, since my blood pressure was at 168/114 on not only Losartan BUT atenolol - at 56 years young, nonsmoker, and just a bit too chunky, at 180 pounds - okay, well a lot of chunky, mostly because of eating too much Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream. Nevertheless, now I am chilled all the time and leg cramps at night. Nothing that interrupts my day or evening...."

   
7.0

Jobenheimer (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 5, 2014

107 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate
Page 1 2 3 4 Next

Learn more about High Blood Pressure

Hide