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User Reviews for Losartan to treat High Blood Pressure (Page 9)

Also known as: Cozaar

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Losartan Rating Summary

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4.6/10 Average Rating
391 ratings from 435 user reviews

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Reviews for Losartan

DebF## December 14, 2017

“Soon after starting Losartan I began experiencing pain in both feet, I thought it was plantar fasciitis but eventually I began experiencing pain in my legs as well. My muscle completely locked up and nerve pain, numbness, tingling and also a rash like appearance on my lower legs. I was told repeatedly that it was not the Losartan, I stopped taking it and amazingly I started to improve. It's been three weeks off and while not completely improved I feel so much better!”

Anonymous December 4, 2017

“I've been on Losartan for about 12 months. At first this medicine lowered my BP to about 130/88. Over the 12 month period, my back by my kidney area felt like someone kicked it. Then, I was experiencing major depression off and on for months, nausea, extreme sensitivity to sound that I would startle easy, along with failing memory/concentration as my memory before the Losartan was pretty sharp. I also found out during that 12 month period that I now have big gallstones and diverticulosis. These symptoms didn't appear until AFTER I started taking the Losartan daily for 12 months. Now, the Losartan is not working on my BP, so my doctor wants to try another medication on me, with of course more side effects. Not recommended.”

5 / 10
RJPKelly · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 15, 2017

“Suffered for a year with leg exercise-induced pain, severe. They worked me up for knee damage, venous and arterial disease, spine problems, all for naught. Finally, in an unrelated change, I stopped taking Losartan. Leg pain was mostly gone in 3 days and totally gone in 10 days. So one doctor made me sick, 4 doctors failed to find the answer, but luck intervened on my behalf. Leg/back pain occurs in up to 10% of users, but 4 doctors never suggested this as a cause. If ours (USA) is the best medical system in the world, God help us!”

2 / 10
WSWombat · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 15, 2017

“Works well to lower my bp, no side effects that I can see.”

10 / 10
Janonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 13, 2017

“Had high (for me) blood pressure - 160/100 max, but late 140s in to 150s all the time. Lots of stress at the moment. Family history of heart and BP problems and now in my mid-40s so saw a cardiologist. Had a full check up, heart is fine - which is a relief. Put on 25mg of Lorsartan - which from what I read is half the recommended starting dose - so I can't see how it could be a placebo effect. But I saw an immediate difference. Highest since is 133/92. Averaging out at 126/82 with a pulse of 82. Nothing else has changed (apart from the knowledge now that my heart is fine, which may have an effect). But I find it stunning that this could have such a remarkable effect at such a low dose, so fast.”

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 8, 2017

“I haven't had any side effects taking this drug and it has worked like a charm for my high BP.”

10 / 10
CAS0037 October 7, 2017

“I have taken this medication for one year and it seems to control my blood pressure very well however I have gained 30 lbs...also my hands and feet stay swollen. I walk 3 miles a day and try to watch what I eat and can't stop gaining”

5 / 10
LinneyK · Taken for less than 1 month September 26, 2017

“My cardiologist added this drug to my other drugs I have been on and taking with no problems. Not even two days into taking Losartan I am experiencing side effects. I noticed I could not taste my oatmeal this morning, terrible whole body feeling of being so ill, stomach pains, sweating in my feet, blurred vision, not wanting to eat, wanting to throw up even after a sip of water, and feeling tired, dizzy, and buzzing in my ears to name a few.... and this is ONLY after two days of taking this med. I called my doctor and told them I do not want to and will NOT take this med anymore. Waiting for them to call me back right now.....had enough of these so called drugs that make me feel so absolutely horrible.”

1 / 10
LisaColl September 19, 2017

“I am 40 years old. My blood pressure was very high , from 149 - 204 scary high . My doctor put me on Losartin 100 mg once a day . The first week , I was a little dizzy , and sleepy . I'm fine now . After the first week , no side affects. It says don't drink on it. But I do , and I'm fine :) I drink wine , beer , etc.”

10 / 10
sunangel5009 · Taken for less than 1 month September 15, 2017

“Other than random bouts of high blood pressure, I was a very healthy normal relatively active person. This medicine lowered my bp the first few days, felt relaxed and sleepy. I felt more thirsty, increased urination, burning urination for a few days. Then I noticed constipation and my bp spiking back up. Ringing in my ears. Week 3- depression and irrational emotions. I was not myself at all. I had a total body ache, fever of 100.8 which sent me home from work. When I went to an urgent care center the on the 2nd day of fever, sweating and chills and painful lymph nodes, my bp was just as high as the day I started the drug. My exam found nothing except blood in my urine. zero infections. I felt absolutely horrible. I quit the drug.”

1 / 10
cgb1 September 11, 2017

“Went down with vertigo 11 months ago. Finally diagnosed a minor stroke causing vestibular neuritis. The treatment has been to try and lower BP so that minor arteries feeding the inner ear relax to get balance back. I was not quite hyper when tested by GP but well over when tested over 24 hours. First drug tried was Amlopidine (10mg) which did lower BP to 135/85. However this gave side effects (swollen ankles, breathlessness, poor sleep. The next was Riparin (2.5 mg) also gave side effects (dry cough, lack of energy, breathlessness). I am now on Losartan 50mg (for 5 days now) and again find some side effects, breathlessness, tiredness - not reduced BP which is (140/100). Needs to be increased but hopefully side effects will wear off?”

T-Pain · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 3, 2017

“I started taking Losartin for sudden high blood pressure a few months ago. I've noticed that my skin is having breakouts on my shoulders and chest, which is not normal for me at all. I've had this reaction on birth control before, so after thinking about it, the timing of this symptom with my starting this drug match up. I've also lately been having a terrible time sleeping, feeling unusually exhausted during the day and evening, and been having a cough with hacking up phlegm that won't go away. Also had unusual muscle pains. I don't know for sure if any of these things are related to this drug, but after reading the comments here, I see most are happening to other people too. I think I'm going to stop taking this and see what happens.”

Jayk119 August 19, 2017

“My blood pressure was pretty high, around 180/100, most of the time it's high. I was taking chlorthalidone by its self but I need to get my pressure low still so they added this at 50 MG so far I haven't noticed any big change. I'm at 50mg losartan and 25 chlorthalidone.”

5 / 10
JoanOfArcsGhost August 18, 2017

“I'm on Losartan HCTZ 50mg once a day. Before I started it my blood pressure was 185/113. Now 120-130 range upper always 70-80 lower since starting the med. Honestly if you can get through the first few days of the side effects you'll be fine. The first few days I was sweating a lot, peeing a lot, got a little light headed once or twice, and very tired. I'm still sleepy but the majority of the other side effects let up pretty quickly. I'm not even peeing as much...and no sexual side effects whatsoever. I was afraid to take the med, I finally took the med, and I feel 100% percent better.”

Jenn1982 August 17, 2017

“Just started losartan 50mg I do know it takes time to work especially having blood pressure going as high as 158/113. The only side affect so far for me is dizziness which I had before taking this medication which doctor seems to think it is the blood pressure and vertigo making the dizziness. But do see some change in blood pressure after taking the medicine I can get my pressure down as low as 128/84 but throughout the day I get readings as high as 124/102. I hope this medicine will eventually get my pressure back down to normal range with in a couple of weeks but is being closely monitored by my doctor.”

4 / 10
M. Mills · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 12, 2017

“Losartan is great for my blood pressure, but I almost went bald while taking it.”

w/e August 9, 2017

“After taking losartin I developed a loud ringing in my ears and severe depression. It is now 6 weeks since I stopped taking it and my hearing loss is getting worse. Could not hear the dial tone in the phone this morning. This drug is poison.”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 9, 2017

“Excellent results.”

10 / 10
Nika G July 15, 2017

“This medicine gave me horrible, horrible side effects. The panic attacks, rapid heart beat, and headaches were unbearable. I literally thought I was going to have to go to the hospital.”

Something wrong with Losartan · Taken for 5 to 10 years July 6, 2017

“I was prescribed Losartan about 8 years ago. I didn't have any issues other than blood clots in my legs that began to reoccur after I began the medicine. I continually brought it up to my doctor over the years but he has dismissed it each time. Although I have a stress free life, I have constant heaviness in my chest making it difficult to breathe, chronic insomnia, and massive bruises that form on my leg, (without any incident of bumping them against anything). I am tired throughout the day, since I am not sleeping, and feel terrible. I have spikes in my blood pressure and am concerned because my doctor dismisses these issues.”

1 / 10
tasy · Taken for less than 1 month June 30, 2017

“On losartan 100mg. Would give it a negative rating if the scale allowed it. I am so upset -- hardly able to sleep, ringing in my ear. I find it an instrument of torture.”

1 / 10
50's male with HBP · Taken for less than 1 month June 29, 2017

Cozaar (losartan): “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”

5 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 29, 2017

“I have been on losartan for 2 years now, to begin with 25mg then 50mg and shortly after 100mg. The lower dose caused no side effects but as soon as it was increased I started to become lethargic and depressive. My thighs, knees and back ached to the point where it was difficult to walk on occasions. There was no great improvement in my BP with the higher dose so I reduced the dose to 50mg by cutting the 100mg tablets in two and there has been an improvement in the symptoms but it's not perfect. Back to the doctor I guess.”

3 / 10
Anonymous June 26, 2017

“Started out ok on this after switching from Lisinopril which controlled BP to 120/80 then started getting excruciating bad spasms which I attribute to this then came the sudden dizzy spells. Blacked out behind the wheel and got in a car accident last month. Fortunately I was not injured and only minimal damage to my car. This stuff is scary but seems to control BP reasonably well.”

4 / 10
Breamer June 19, 2017

“Breathing difficulties, excessive bowel movements, memory loss (short term),weight gain, swelling ankles, coughing, difficulty sleeping. I want to be on something else”

4 / 10