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Losartan Potassium

Popular Brands: : Cozaar, Losartan, Losartan Potassium, Losortan Potassium, Lozartan
Official FDA Reports201,879
Social Media Events3,015
Total Posts2,024
Avg. Review Score3.25/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Losartan Potassium
Manufacturers
  • Aidarex Pharmaceuticals Llc
  • Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Merck Sharp And Dohme Corp
  • New Horizon Rx Group, Llc
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa Inc

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Losartan Potassium Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Losartan Potassium

Blood Pressure Decreased

Side Effects: None

Lower blood pressure pros> Cozaar , an angeotensin receptor blocker, lowered my blood pressure without side effects.


Source: Cozaar (Losartan)

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Diarrhoea

Side Effects: No significant side-effects in my experience. Some mild diarrhea at the beginning of the course, nothing really after the first couple of days.

Did lower my blood pressu...


Source: Cozaar (Losartan)

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Blood Pressure Decreased

Side Effects: None

Lower blood pressure pros> Cozaar , an angeotensin receptor blocker, lowered my blood pressure without side effects.


Source: Cozaar (Losartan)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Acne

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Posted By Scorp on September 26, 2018 @ 3:25 pm

I haven't had acne for 12 years, but it came back after a couple weeks of taking Losartan. The acne is different than what I had when I was younger. There are a lot of pimples clustered close together, and they form a rough patch. This is in addition to the return of cysts that are located further apart.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Paraesthesia

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Posted By Bumble on June 29, 2018 @ 1:21 pm

Day 3: small numb spot of skin mid-back. No pins or needles, just numb. Dismissed as akward sleep position. Day 9: Paresthesia / cant feel my skin. Area affected: entire back, neck, butt, thighs, calves, arms, scalp, face, gums, front teeth, cheeks. Not affected: finger, toes, tongue. Day 10: Went in for office visit with prescribing physician. Discontinued drug use immediately under physician advice. BP was high normal (133/85). Night 10: paresthesia progressed beyond topmost layer of skin to underlying tissue. Very freaky. Woke up middle of the night unable to discern any sensation of back, legs, ribs, lungs, heart, esophagus. Day 11: no change. Occasional flushing, muscle flickers used as flags to move around and avoid unintentional injury. Haven't found anything online about duration of symptoms, so I thought I'd share. Updates later!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Somnolence, Arthralgia, Incontinence, Anxiety, Discomfort, Cough, Palpitations, Depression

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Posted By Michael on June 1, 2018 @ 8:41 pm

After six months of 100 mg of Losartan, I became very fatiqued and sleepy and had joint pain, terrible palpitations and coughs. My physician does not think Losartan is the cause. But I do. All my lab results are normal.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flatulence, Dry skin

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Posted By Elizabeth on May 28, 2018 @ 9:07 am

Never had such horrible gas problems until I started this drug. Also m skin has become much drier. I drink plenty of water so no hydration problems.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Neck pain

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Posted By Julia on May 26, 2018 @ 4:48 am

ok at 50 mg but dose increased and the pain is now horrendous.. hip and back pain. neck pain. I have barely been able to walk for 4 months and my BP is still rising.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Palpitations

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Posted By R on April 18, 2018 @ 10:38 am

I have been taking Losartan for less than a month, I have been having heart palpatations and a head ache that just won't go AWAY, dull aching head not bad just annoying. I take 25mg every morning a low dose I know. I can't imagine taking more. I was taking Lisinopril, and I think I will try going back to that even though I didn't like the cough....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Migraine, Vision blurred

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Posted By Mike on November 13, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

Doctor switched my BP med from Diovan HCT to Losartan Potassium and within one day I started to have a migraine. He said it was unrelated and sent me to get a MRI. In the mean time my vision deteriorated. I was always very slightly nearsighted but presbyopia was setting in, near vision was getting worse and my previously perfect distance vision was deteriorating. MRI was unremarkable so convinced that the medication was causing these problems, I discontinued it myself. Within a couple days the migraine went away. Unfortunately the presbyopia is permanent. Worst BP med I've ever taken. Fired my doctor over this.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Urticaria

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Posted By Lori on February 21, 2017 @ 3:10 pm

I AM SUING THIS COMPANY WHO MAKES LOSARTAN

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Acne

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Posted By Rafael on January 17, 2017 @ 10:02 am

I started taking potassic losartan in 2010 and around 2013 after taking antibiotics I started to develop cystic acne on my face.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Throat tightness

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Posted By Mary on October 5, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

I took 25 mg for 7 days, and on the 7th day, my throat felt tight although I could swallow and breathe normally. Also had a dry mouth for the first time. Minor ringing in ears from the first day, but no other side effects, and it did lower bp. Dr. switched me to 2.5 mg Amlodipine.


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