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User Reviews for Losartan

Also known as: Cozaar

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For High Blood Pressure: "I’ve just switched from Valsartan (due to the recall) to Losartan 50mg about a week ago. I’ve started feeling constantly anxious and as if I’m about to come down with a big cold. Because my bp isn’t too high the Dr said I can stop this and explore options, so am stopping tomorrow. Yuck."

   
5.0

Wally (taken for less than 1 month) September 21, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I took this drug for the first time yesterday and had SEVERE chest pains radiating to my back, arm and upper stomach. It scared the heck out of me. "

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 18, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "This medicine made me very sick several times, fever flu like symptoms, severe leg pain, sleepy all the time. Depressed. Vomiting. Sore throat."

   
1.0

Wally (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 17, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Was taken off all BP medications about a year ago after lifestyle changes eliminated the need. Due to recent stress situations, hypertension came back. BP was 180/100. Went to doctor who put me back on Losartan Potassium 50 mg. It's been a couple weeks now and my BP is down to 120/80 range, which is good. However, side effects are so debilitating. Wheezing, dry cough, headache, mood swings, irregular heartbeat (scary), heartburn, and worst effect is the inability to concentrate. I'm in a total fog, but thinking clearly enough to remember this was some of the same stuff I dealt with over the years I was taking it before, though less intense back then. Maybe my sensitivity has increased since being off it for a while and coming back to it. Nasty stuff. I can't go on taking it and have contacted my doctor."

   
2.0

Wally (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been on this for 15 years following a triple bypass op. Until recently I did not connect my problems with this drug. Now all the constant need to urinate, the hip pain, the runny nose, the dizziness , the shakes, the tinnitus, the itchy skin, the dry mouth, all fall into place. I am expecting my Annual Heart check up this month, I stopped taking Losartan recently in order to test my symptoms before the appointment."

   
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Bolter September 14, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I recently took Losartan for 10 days. Within an hour of taking the first dose I had a huge dizzy spell, became very nauseous and shaky and my balance was way off. I drove straight home barely able to walk. I stayed on the drug for 10 days because I was told "you have to get used to it". I didn't leave my house for the 10 days because it was too dangerous with those symptoms. I normally exercise and walk daily and have part time jobs. Couldn't go to anything. After 1 day of stopping it I am getting better, slowly."

   
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CJF (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Due to Valsartan recall and it being unavailable for my last refill, my doctor switched me to Losartan. I find myself tired all the time and spend my day looking forward to sleeping. I fell anxious and depressed and have completely abandoned my walking routine (was previously walking 1+ miles a day for close to 3 years). Like others mentioned, I have to urinate all the time which is very annoying."

   
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MarkS (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Male 53 good shape. Was prescribed Losartan 50 mg. 4 weeks ago. As soon as I started taking it I came down with what I thought was the flu. It's early September, making the flu highly unlikely. My GP, 3 hours away from me, refused to examine me over the phone and told me to go to urgent care. Went to the ER 3 times. They dismissed my suggestion that it was the Losartan, my blood work was fine. They gave me fluids, which made me feel better. Losartan took my appetite away. Horrible stomach and back pain combined with an overall feeling of general nausea. I'm a sharp person but I feel confused on it. Almost incapacitated. I stopped taking Losartan 2 weeks ago. I feel way better. Still having side effects. I need to eat a meal every 3-4 hours or the whole thing comes back ! I can't believe they prescribe this. Terrible."

   
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Mike (taken for less than 1 month) September 11, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I’m now taking losartan 100/25, after valsartan was recalled..I checked out these comments because since being on this med,I wondered if I was the only one experiencing severe fatigue and leg pain. This stuff is wretched. I’m hoping Valsartan will come back as I have taken it for 10 plus years and had no adverse reactions. I hope I can go back to my old bp med soon❤️"

   
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Emaw (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 10, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was put on Losartan 25mg at the ER and to be honest this medication causes my eyes to burn really bad. I stopped taking it and the burning in my eyes stopped. I am on amlodipine 10mg but my bp is uncontrolled."

   
5.0

Lizzy (taken for less than 1 month) September 9, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Been taking losartan/Hctz 50-12.5 mg for over twelve years along with amilodipine 10mg. I experienced serious leg pain some nights a few years later and was told to drink plenty of water, it worked. These BP meds were the only pills after other BP meds that makes me feel as if I am not on meds (no side effects). The only thing is I have is the urgency to go to the bathroom a lot. They works for me"

   
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Sallygal1234 (taken for 10 years or more) September 8, 2018

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Cozaar (losartan) for High Blood Pressure: "I'm a retired RN. Been taking Cozaar for over a year. BP runs in the 120s systolic and 65 to 70 dystolic. My dose is 25 mg if you are curious. Tried a couple of other meds prior to this and was plagued with nocturnal coughing episodes. Not now. Happy with this med."

   
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rsmithfn September 6, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Swelling started in one foot months ago. Progressed up to thigh. Doctor unwilling to consider Losartan as cause of swelling. Sent me for ultrasound and CT scan that were negative. Just discovered lesser known side effect IS one sided swelling and weakness. Very angry."

   
3.0

Mekabelle (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Has control blood pressure a little been having lots a hair loss, back pain, ear problems, anxiety to panic attacks, stomach trouble. Doctor's need to explain the side affects."

   
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Cd84 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Terrible med. On Losartan for 1 1/2 year, and it caused severe diarrhea. I also had the same problem with Benicar which I was on for 9 yrs. These BP meds have terrible side effects!!!! Had angioedema with ACE inhibitor. Very frustrating!!!!"

   
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Anonymous August 22, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was put on Losartan 25 mgs 5 years ago after trying 3 other BP pills. I have been saying for a while now that I have not felt well since being on them. I had severe leg pains & mobility problems ended up having steriod injection 2 years ago & another this year. I have had more anxiety than ever before. In April this year I developed terrible coughing fits etc. I have had X Ray, breathing tests which are all clear. Reluctantly this week was prescribed antibiotics & steroids which seem to be having no effects. I am really convinced that the cause of all my symptoms is Losartan & have told my GP this more than once. After reading other peoples experiences am now going to push for coming off these terrible pills."

Dee (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 17, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I take 50mg, and have been over the last eight months. The things I have noticed most is probably one half hour after taking it, I notice that my heart will skip a beat but only very occasionally. In addition, the other thing I've noticed is I seem to get this tightness across my abdominal muscle right below the rib cage especially if I sit forward. It's not at all painful, it's just that I'm aware of it more. It lowers my pressure to ranging within 127/82 to 140/95. I think that depends on what I eat that makes it fluctuate like this. I'm still testing it out though."

   
5.0

miko (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 14, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Brutal medicine this is the third and worse by far I’ve tried. Side effects I hit are exhaustion can’t stay awake past 9pm and dizziness in the morning. Major pain and tightness in my knees to a point it affected my walking. Took me 10-15 minutes to get out of bed in the morning. It took 2-3 weeks of taking Losartan to start feeling it so it can be deceiving. I’ll take the HBP over the pain."

   
1.0

tiffa (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 12, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "This medication was effective in bringing my blood pressure down, but caused me to have constant severe leg pain, chronic aching and could barely move my legs without intensified pain."

   
8.0

Anonymous August 12, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "My doctor switched me to lozatan /hctz 100-25mg from Valsartan I had been taking as it had been recalled. About a week later I was expriencing shortness of breath. After taking this medicine for 11 days I ended up in the ER. I had shortness of breath and could not take deep breaths. It’s been 6 days since I haven’t taken this medication but am still experiencing problems with breathing. This drug was terrible for me."

   
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Rosie August 10, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Started taking losartan after having side effects from 4 other blood pressure (BP) meds. I split a 25mg pill just to be cautious. It is by far the worst BP med. Gave me a terrible sore throat and a sinus headache that lasted for days. I waited a few days and decided to try it again with another 1/2 pill. Same symptoms except worse this time. Did not even lower my BP very much. Horrible med and should not be prescribed."

   
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Healthy Person (taken for less than 1 month) August 4, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "My doctor changed my high blood pressure from valsartan to losartan in hopes to begin tapering me off of high blood medication. I have been taking this medication for a week and my kidneys have began hurting me. I do not have diabetes or any other medical issues other than HBP. I have also gained three pounds since I've started taking the medication. In addition, I urinate every 2-3 hours. I can't get any rest."

Swan (taken for less than 1 month) July 18, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I started with a water pill for HBP/hypertension but It wasn't working like my doc wanted it to so she prescribed me LOSARTAN June 21, 2018. I started taking it July 2nd. I have had a migraine every day this week. I've been a migraine sufferer since I was 7. Before losartan my migraines hit hard only around my cycle time but not every day. I also have seen a shift in my mood, tiredness, extreme dizziness and brain fog/confusion. I was trying to figure out what was going on with me then I googled the side effects of this drug and BAMM there it is!!! I will not be continuing this medication and will definitely be talking to my doctor about switching to something else."

Mrs. Harris (taken for less than 1 month) July 6, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Started with 25mg daily about 2 weeks ago. Only side effect is in the morning when I'm trying to wake up, I'm so dizzy that I can't open my eyes. The room is spinning so bad. After about 5 minutes or so, I can slowly get up, but I stay dizzy for a few hours after that. The spinning is pretty severe, not sure what to do. Anyone else have this side effect?"

   
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Spence (taken for less than 1 month) July 2, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Losartan has given me plenty of pain in my knees. I have stop taking it, I don't know how long it will take for all the pain to go away."

   
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Anonymous June 30, 2018

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