After taking benicar for a few years I've switched to Losartan because of the cost?'ve been on Benicar for quite a time, but my doctor switched me to losartan because of the high expense of Benicar. After taking it for nearly two weeks, I do seem to be experiencing more pain than normal( I have advanced osteoarthritis) and am wondering if this could be caused by the Losartan.
This could be a serious side effect of the Losartan and needs to be addressed by the doctor as soon as possible. The following is a link to the list of possible side effects of Losartan:
I was given Losartan 25 for blood pressure, in 4 weeks I noticed all my fingers knuckles closest to fingertips were swollen, the bone was pointing out.. (best way to put it), I was freaked out and asked family and friends, they said it was arthritis, but I never had arthritis... I stopped taking it immediately, it took many months and only half of my fingers knuckles returned to normal. Now its been over a year and still no more improvement... watch out for side effects of every drug you take, sometimes the cure is worse than the illness, and often a more natural solution is available. Now I feel, just turning 50, that arthritis will be a huge problem in the coming years just because of this BAD medicine that I only took for 2 months... it caused that much damage, that fast! and now Im left with daily joint pain-mostly in fingers, and the arthritis "can of worms" now open, for future issues.
4 days of Lisinopril 5mg daily made my ankles and hands swell up. I stopped immediately. 4 wks later saw physician. Got blood work done. He put me on lasix and sodium. Sadly right after my reaction to Lisinopril for High BP I have extreme joint and muscle pain 2-3 a week that advil can't help. Going on 6 was now.
I've been taking losartan for about 6-7 months. I also have osteoarthritis. After about 2-3 months I started having extreme lower back pain/spasms. Had to have prednisone shot to make spasms go away. Still have back pain. The pain also moved into my left leg. Doctors can't find anything wrong so I am suggesting getting off losartan to see if things go back to normal.
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