User Reviews for Cozaar to treat High Blood Pressure
Cozaar has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 52 ratings for the treatment of High Blood Pressure. 46% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 29% reported a negative effect.
“To anyone reading this I have been on all types of blood pressure medicine over the years, here's what I found out, nothing will cure it by taking a pill, if you want to overcome this, exercise sleep well and rest, turn off TV, phones ipads etc and get a phone that is not smart. Distance yourself from the world of drama and bad news, talk to wife or spouse have more sex, find natural ways of relaxing , the anxiety will leave over time, current doctors are not always on your side, if you are on no pill and still having issues it's your lifestyle, sell the house downsize, come up with a plan to minimize and reduce stress. Life is short, do it today”
“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.”
“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!”
“I started Losartan/HCTZ 50mg/12.5 mg on 8/26/19; since then my blood pressure has gone down from 134/98 to 121/72, but I'm now having SEVERE anxiety, lightheadedness, ear pressure, and weird head tingling. I started due to pulsatile tinnitus, but the side effects are much worse!”
“I had a heart attack and 3 stents put in around the fall of 2013. I had managed pretty well on Corgard 40mg. I also have rare episodes of supraventricular tachardia in which the heart pulse goes as high as 250 beats a minute, with skips. Had to have my heart stopped and revived to reset it last time. The last 9 month's been having to triple my Corgard, feel heart beats strong, out of sync, palpitations. Last checkup doctor measured 162/100, even after doubling Corgard. She put me on Losartan and for over ONE week, I don't feel my heart pounding, my BP averages 110/73 taken 3 different times a day, no skips, feel 30 years younger on the lowest dosage 25mg. It seems that depending on a certain enzyme one's body produces, this medicine either Works Great, Or Not at all from my studies. I don't live in fear anymore, and have more energy not taking Corgard which makes you fatigue...”
“Real brief history: Doctor wanted me to go on blood pressure medicines for a while, finally got her to write a script for 25 mg Cozaar. Went to work on Sept 21 and blood pressure was 156/93, thought well, this is as good a time as any to start taking it. That night, resting in front of the T.V before bedtime it was 102/64. Quite a drop. After the first week it averaged 121/76. Have had no real bad side effects but I seem to feel hotter than I used to. Live in Virginia Beach and the A/C set at 73 most of the time but still feel warm, don't know if this is Cozaar or not. Am also a runner and after the first mile I feel this warm rush course through my body, also seem to sweat buckets now. ”
“Male, 53, regular exercise, healthy diet. Started losartan (Cozaar) 2 weeks ago due to high blood pressure. Dropped the blood pressure first day, but still is high - before taking BP was 160's / 110's , now it's 140's / 90's.Noticed frequent urination - like every 15 minutes. I canceled an international vacation because of this. Then came the anxiety at night. Never had anxiety this bad - ever. Finding myself locking the doors, checking to make sure they are locked multiple times. Slight confusion and short term memory problems. Yesterday bought a $1500 large screen tv that I really did not need and does not even fit on our tv stand. Numbness in one thumb. Dizziness - almost fell backwards off of stool at restaurant. Giving it one more week”
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“I was prescribed this medication 3 weeks ago for high blood pressure after I had coughing fits with Lisinopril. This medication seems to work part of the time and keeps my blood pressure in high 120's to mid 130's. I am on 25mg. Side effects I have is random cough (not to bad), dry throat, loose stools and I've noticed an increase in sharp chest pains on the left side of my breast. I see the cardiologist in 2 weeks and hope she can help me sort this problem out.”
“The combination of Cozaar with Atenolol has been highly effective in controlling my blood pressure, which had been intractable previously. After using the Cozaar brand name for some generic brand losartan. Over the next few months I developed a severe heartburn problem. I did not associate it with the change to the generic until a year later when certain other reasons I switched back to the brand name. Almost immediately my heartburn problem subsided. Please be aware of this if you are using a generic instead of Cozaar and you develop heartburn.”
“I took Cozaar 50mg drug for one week and yes it was very effective in lowering my blood pressure to normal. However, it gave me terrible insomnia so if I got two hours sleep a night I was lucky. Also upset my stomach and gave my heart a big 'thump' every now and again. Also vision became fuzzy.”
“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.”
“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”
“Male 56. I started taking Cozaar just 4 days ago, to add to my current regiment of diuretic and betablocker, as my BP was climbing. After only 4 days taking it, my BP went from 170/102 down to 129/69, and I am only on a 25 mg dose; smaller than even what the manufacturer recommends. This med works.....and fast. NO side effects for me.”
“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.”
“Started at 25 mg, then went to 50 mg and then to 100 mg. While my BP was not really under control (hypotension - hypertension) and my heart rate was 112 while resting and I gained 12 pounds over night. During my Cozaar experience my energy level was so much better than it had been over the previous 10 years taking lisinopril, however BP control and the side affects I experienced were just not acceptable. There has to be something out there that will work. ”
“I have had high blood pressure for years and have just started a medicine routine. I tried Zestril and had great results but did not like the cough. So, my doctor switched me to Cozaar. This makes me cough, makes me tired, dizzy, and constipated.”
“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”
“Just got prescribed Cozaar one week ago to manage hypertension. My dosage is very low - 25 mg. However, I am experiencing a persistent cough. I experienced the same side effect when I tried lisinopril. Have a follow-up appointment with doctor next week.”
“I've been on Cozaar for a number of years after doing a study for hypertension. It works great for me! My blood pressure is consistently 115/70 everyday. I have not experienced side effects from it. My dosage is 50 mg/day.”
“I have been taking generic Cozaar for about 3 months. Taking 25mg one time a day along with 12.5 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide. It mildly lowers my BP. I get readings near 120/80, but also get high readings some time as well. Dr wants to up dosage to 50mg per day. I want to wait a while as my BP isn't that bad yet and I am trying to slowly adjust to the side effects. I am constantly "dry" and thirsty for water. I have bad dizziness that gets really bad on occasion. The side effects are much less to me than Lisinopril which had me coughing 24/7 and gave me bad angioedema after 3 months.”
“got prescribed this about a month ago I'm 22, 250 lbs and have had a blood pressure reading of 170/110 for the past year or so after taking cozaar 50 mg for just one month daily its dropped to 112/66 I feel great except for the blurry distorted vision rather have that then die from a stroke or heart attack any day other than that no side effects.”
“I had been taking Benicar 20/12 mg for about 5 years, as there is no generic substitution for Benicar and it was very expensive I asked my Doctor for another drug. Cozaar was suggested and it had just become generic the week before. I have been taking it for about 6 weeks. I don't feel any negative side effects. So far so good.”
“Iv'e been taking this medication for about 1 1/2 months or a bit longer. I have been having a a lot of bowel movements, stomach discomfort, went from weighing 123 lbs to 98 lbs, not to mention feeling dizzy, and fatigue, just left a message with my doctors reception desk, and I'm hoping I get a call back today, with a reply to my message.”
“I took this along with a beta blocker,and although the mechanism of the medicine seems very desirable, for me the dilation of the blood vessels caused an unacceptable amount of facial flushing, although this is not a listed side effect. Furthermore when I stopped taking it (after a year or so) there was only a small increase in blood pressure, whilst on the same dose of Beta blocker.”
“Started 25 mg Cozaar for hypertension when 100 mg atenolol 25 mg hydrochlorothiazide didn't lower my blood pressure and after lisinopril had me coughing 24/7. A couple of days after I started taking it, the tops of my feet and my ankles started to swell, I couldn't wear my shoes. I quit taking it, but when my doctor found out, she made me go back on it. I was okay for a couple of weeks, but the swelling came back, slightly mitigated by compression hose but only slightly. Back to the drawing board.”
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