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User Reviews for Losartan

Also known as: Cozaar

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Losartan Rating Summary

5.9/10 Average Rating

200 Ratings with 180 User Reviews

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Reviews for Losartan to treat High Blood Pressure

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"Brings bp right down to safe level. Feeling like about to faint if I get up too quickly. Other than that, great effectiveness, minimal side effects."

   
9.0

ansonicus (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 13, 2017

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"Since starting Losartan 4 weeks ago I developed a terrible dry cough, pounding in my ears, rapid heart rate and confusion. This is definitely not for me."

   
1.0

Deana D January 10, 2017

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"Dizzy. Nauseous. Vomiting. Told me I had vertigo. Stopped taking drug and within days I feel better. Avoid avoid avoid."

   
1.0

JB78 January 10, 2017

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"Is topped taking this medication after developing headaches and painful nasal dryness as well as a cough....My Dr. Prescribes losartan after Lisinopril caused a horrendous cough....So now I'm wondering, what next?"

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 5, 2017

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"I have been on Losarten for 15 days. I was on Valsarten before this. The Losarten brings down my blood pressure to 120/70 range. I take a dose in the morning. About 2-3 hrs after I take it I feel upper chest, neck and ear fullness. Over the next 3-4 hrs I feel light headed and I can't walk right. I feel fatigued. Around 4:30 to 5pm, I begin to hear and feel bounding and vibration in my ears and head. By 5pm to 6pm by blood pressure increases. The cardiologist tells me to take it at the same time everyday 12 hrs apart and I can't. I have to check my blood pressure first and sometimes I can't take it in the morning because my blood pressure is too low 90/60 and sometimes I can't wait the full 12 hrs to take it in the evening. Hair loss nausea"

   
5.0

AniCis December 15, 2016

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"Been taking Cozaar 50mg for over 15 YEARS. Started in my mid 20's. It's worked great for me keeping my BP at 120/85 steadily. I have not other medical conditions and the drug doesn't give me any side effects other than frequent urination. Recently lost some weight and my BP is now even a bit lower."

   
10

Marko1 December 15, 2016

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Cozaar (losartan): "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."

   
10

musical78 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 14, 2016

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"In general, I feel better since I started talking losartan potassium for high BP. It seems to work well for me."

   
10

MRNSANDIEGO (taken for less than 1 month) November 30, 2016

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"I've been on Losartan for 2.5 years. I haven't had an issue with it until the past 4-6 months. I've been experiencing dizziness, headaches, generally nausea and malaise... and a significant amount of hair loss. I've been checking my blood pressure multiple times daily for the past week and all bp reading have been higher than before I was placed on bp meds. When my diastolic is above 100mmHg is when I become symptomatic - dizziness, nausea, headache, heart pounding... etc. I have been thinking these symptoms could be thyroid related... however now after reading other's posts and I'm wondering if it's not the losartan. The high bp on meds has been quiet concerning. The hair loss has been depressing... but manageable. contacting DR on Monday."

   
6.0

Story W November 26, 2016

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"I was on Lisinipril and developed the dry cough with stress incontinance. My Dr changed my med for BP to Losartan and now I have the same exact symptoms dry cough with stress incontinance. I also am having major hair loss but thankfully no balding yet. My Dr says I have lots of drainage in the back of my throat causing me to cough. She is having me take 2 allergy pills per day but it's been weeks and the cough isn't getting any better. Not sure what med she will switch me too but I sure hope this gets resolved soon. Too young to have stress incontinance."

   
3.0

Christina♡♡♡ (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 17, 2016

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"I have been prescribed Losartan for almost three months now due to High blood pressure, my hair started coming out so much in the last ten weeks I am beginning to have bald spots on the top of my head. I would say I have lost twenty percent of my hair, plus waking up with terrible headaches."

   
7.0

Marykat (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 14, 2016

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Cozaar (losartan): "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."

   
9.0

pj222343 November 10, 2016

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"First off learn how to rate things you can't possibly give this medicine one star and expect people to take you serious just because you have a weak stomach or you naturally suffer from anxiety this medicine does what it's intended to do been on it for about a weak and the only bad side effect is having a stomach ache after meals which I then lay down and it goes away after about a half an hour. It's a decent med. As far as anxiety goes - if u have it it is not the medicine causing it, it's the fact that you have anxiety and its also probably a huge contributor to your blood pressure in the first place"

   
8.0

Pj1551 October 21, 2016

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"Given this generic medication for hypertension. My B/P was good during the day. I am 59 I have been on it 7 days now and since starting it my heart sometimes feels like it has a "thump" in the middle of my chest. Without fail my B/P goes up at night around 10-11 pm and I find it very hard to sleep for being afraid I will have a heart attack during the night. Take losartan 25 mg pill around 8 pm , I will wake up around 1 am with my B/P up to 150-160/90-95 and my heart pounding! I was once on Benicar and was terribly dizzy every single day ---don't know if I will be able to continue losartan but more fearful of the other BP meds like beta blockers! Very scared!"

   
4.0

PhotoLady October 10, 2016

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"I was an inpatient back end of April thru 1 st week of May. My previous BP med wasn't doing the job. The team of doctors I saw changed my medication to Losartan 100 mg. & also added Amlodipine 5mg. My BP came down instantly & this combo works very well . However, the top of my head is almost bald all the way to the crown. It wasn't like this prior to medication change. "

   
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Liliuokalani September 28, 2016

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"Ive been on losartin for 4 years 2.5mg after 2 mini strokes bp has been good , but has now gone up , been having chest cramps , shortness of breath and tingling in hands on and off for couple of weeks so Dr has upt it to 50mg within 3 days my bp was back down and all above symptoms have gone i dont seem to have a problem with it , i also take Bisoprolol, Clopidogril , Sinvastatin only side effect i get is severe tiredness at times . But that could be the Bisoprolol"

   
10

Pammy 56yrs September 9, 2016

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"I have high blood pressure and tachycardia (resting heart rate is 95bpm). I also take a beta-blocker which I wanted to stop taking. Losartan seems to have little effect on my bp, but I need the beta-blocker for my tachycardia so I am currently taking both. I previously stated that losartan was aggravating my insomnia, but I figured out it was folic acid, so I'm editing my review"

   
4.0

RandomDent (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 3, 2016

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"55 now - started BP issues about 4 years ago apprx. Took Clonidine with no side effects and BP correction. Took it as needed. BP issue started again past year I believe. Other someone listed below but cause chronic cough which new doc ID's and changed me to Losartan. Initially some, mild dizziness spells which dissipated now. Morning BP is high, was 135 or so / 90, but last week or two has been 145-150 and 95-100 have had some gym exercise as well, eating 1800 or less average, but still 35 lbs over (that's been years and years now). Do need to tell doc about morning issue, and what is going on during night? Get a stroke or something? Maybe need Cholodine again during night for fast relief?"

   
5.0

rws777 August 27, 2016

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"I was prescribed this medication to take for HBP. I'm currently taking 100mg of spironolactone a day along with it. It didn't lower my blood pressure much more than the spiro did by itself. My blood pressure still sat at about 145/95. After about 3 days of taking it, I started feeling a nauseous. By the 5th day, I couldn't eat because I felt so ill. I didn't eat for nearly 4 days straight. I stopped taking the medication because I couldn't handle the sickness, and within the next day, the nausea went away. It caused me to have a very hard time sleeping, and I was forgetting things constantly. I couldn't remember simple things I did in my daily routine and would forget where I was sometimes."

   
2.0

MissKittyKat August 26, 2016

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"Started about a year ago,then started having severe chest and back pain ,with shortness of breath, and loss of my voice. Went to ER ,first time they said chronic bronchitis, breathing treatments only made it worse. Next time in ER they said it was asthma attack. Finally got to cardiologist who again said it was not my medication causing it. After going though heart cath I started skipping my losartan once a day then did not take it for couple days. Took it today due you increase in bp, now having same back and chest pain and shortness of breath. Stopping it for week then try again if this comes back will talk to pcp about changing it or not taking bp med at all .. My bp has been great with out losartan. 125/74"

   
5.0

banut5 (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 20, 2016

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"I have been on Losartan for 4 months now at 25mg per day. The stuff is better than Viagra and my blood pressure is under control. My kidney doctor put me on Losartan for high protein in the urine and stage 1 kidney failure. I've been treated for Lupus for 35 years now and Losartan is not so bad in comparison to other medicine I've experienced. I understand everyone is different but in my opinion it has the best side effect ever."

   
9.0

Dave is fine now (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 9, 2016

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"I ran out of losartan and could not get a refill for about 10 days. Using my personal BP cuff my blood pressure ran up to almost 200/120. Scary. I got my refill and after taking 1 pill a day for 3 days my blood pressure is back to 135-140/85-90. I am quite happy that it worked relatively quickly and I'm back in the normal range. I am 71."

   
8.0

mickster99 (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 4, 2016

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"Losartan gave me painful backaches and pretty severe swelling in my hands and feet. Because of this, I had to take a potassium supplement for the backache and then hztc for the fluid retention. I do not like having to take two medications to control the side effect of one medication. Those issues got under control, but now it has given me chronic diarrhea so I have to switch. All that aside, Losartan does control my blood pressure very well, and I've had issues with Norvasc, Lisinopril, Bystolic, and Clonadine. Maybe I'm sensitive. If you have hard to control blood pressure, this might be a powerful drug that will work for you. I ended up in the ER once with 220/150 (on Norvasc) and Losartan HCTZ got me in control really quickly."

   
5.0

anon038209-823-09823 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 30, 2016

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"My doctor gave me Losartan and I took it for 3 wks until I developed a 2nd degree heart block. When I noticed my heart behaving oddly, I stopped taking the drug. My heart appeared normal within 5 days, after having been admitted to the hospital. I was told Losartan does not cause this but in researching it, I found that it does at times. My heart was doing well for about 6 months after this, but then it happened again a few more times. This last time, July 2016, I went to the ER and they found I had a 2nd Degree Heart Block Mobitz Type ll with Bradycardia. I was symptomatic with my legs feeling heavy & breathing harder after walking a short distance. I was told I could have sudden death if I did not get a pace maker, which I now have."

   
1.0

Nanster59 (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2016

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"This medicine was horrible for me. At first, I was on one by a manufacturer that had it in little green oval pills. I did have anxiety and never wanted my sister to leave me after I took the pill. However, I felt fairly normal (although, not completely). The pharmacy switched manufactuers and they were then little white pills that looked almost like aspirin. The anxiety got terrible then. I had the strong feeling of buzzing from inside my head to all the way around it. I wanted my sister to stay with me ALL THE TIME. I didn't even want her to leave for ONE MINUTE. I was lucky if I could handle going to the bathroom alone. I HATED being alone. I don't like being alone as it is, but I can usually handle being alone for an hour"

   
1.0

KagomeShuko (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2016

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