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 1  High Blood Pressure Weight Gain, Ankle Swelling , Fatigue, Weekly Painful Bouts of Diarrhea, Elevated Blood Sugar, Elevated Liver Enzymes Doctor said to continue despite all issues. Switched to a different doctor and was taken off Hyzaar. Finally losing weight! All symptoms have subsided. My health gradually declined over the 10 years I was on this. I never tied it to Hyzaar until I started reading about others having the same issues. F 52 10 years
100/25 1X D
5/16/2014

 1  blood pressure Weight Gain, anxiety, hair loss, low energy, hypertension, weak muscles, extreme fatigue, etc. After reading other reviews on this site, I immediately took myself off this 'bad' drug. I'm taking the natural way to better health. Better eating habits, walking, OMEGA 3 (fish oil), and 500 mg of MAGNESIUM to lower blood pressure. Please read about magnesium benefits. Most people don't get enough. And, don't let a doctor control the quality of your life. Be informed! F 62 3 years
25mg 1X D
5/12/2014

 1  Hypertension I did not realize for a long time the horrible cognitive problems, weakness, fatigue, malaise, dizziness, and could be from this drug. I have seen a neurologist, been evaluated for MS and other neurological issues since starting it. The last 6 months my functioning has gone down to almost zero. I have a chronic health condition that causes chronic pain, and could not understand how or why my health had gone downhill so fast at 40 years old! My son asked me if I was going to have to go to a nursing home! I have repeatedly asked my doctor and pharmacist if I could be having an adverse reaction or interaction, and now I believe it was both, but the doctor(s) did not connect any if this. When I read the comments here, I actually cried tears of relief...especially the person who said they would rather have dangerously high blood pressure than be a brain-dead invalid. I thought I must have had a stroke already, but it was adverse drug reactions. Doctors, pharmacists, and patients need better warnings about possible adverse effects! F 40 6 months
50mg 1X D
5/1/2014
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 4  Hypertension Light headed, weight loss, extreme thirst and salt cravings, heart arrhythmia, dizziness, felt out of breath very easily with any small task such as walking, or bending down. Lowered my blood pressure too low. Out of all of the blood pressure meds that I have taken this was the only one that did NOT make me gain weight or become fatigued. I am now on a lower dosage hoping that my blood pressure won't be too low. F 34 5 years
100-25 1X D
4/4/2014
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 5  High blood pressure Although Hyzaar has done very well at controlling my bp, I am having hair thinning/hair loss, dry mouth, leg cramps and more recently (in past year or so) have had a nagging right-sided neck pain that radiaties into right shoulder - it feels like a bad cramp in neck/shoulder muscles. I did not associate this with taking Hyzaar until a week or so ago when I accidentally ran out of it and was not able to get it refilled for about a 5 days. While I was off of the Hyzaar for those five days I had NO more neck/shoulder pain!! When I started taking it again yesterday, the neck/shoulder pain are back! I really doubt that this is coincidence - I believe there is a direct correlation between the drug and these symptoms/side effects and will be speaking with my doctor to see if we can come up with an alternative. F 61 3 years
100/25 1X D
2/19/2014
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 3  hypertension I've had severe hair loss while taking this. I had a baby in 2012 docs took me off cause b/p was fine and hair was growing. Had my son,docs put me back on it hair began to break again. Also, Idk if my bloating and little weight gain is coming from this,but I have noticed this as well.Other than this my b/p has gone down. It was 140/90 now it runs round 125-130/80 so it's not too bad.. F 34 3 years
50 12.5
2/15/2014

 5  Hypertension I think my hair is starting to thin out and I have not changed my way of life. This is the only Meds I take F 47 1 days
50 mg
1/17/2014

 1  Hip after taking Hyzaar for years, I woke up one morning with my lips,mouth and throat swollen. went to the ER and was told it was an allergy to Hyzaar. constant bloating, stomach pain and GI upset have greatly improved since I stopped Hyzaar. F 10 years
50/12.5 2X D
4/23/2013

 5  HBP I had to cut my dose in half & add pottasium gluconate to my pill regimen, because I was feeling very weak with no energy. Now I have developed a slight shake in my hands, which makes it difficult to do some things. Hyzaar is the only thing that has controlled my BP without major side effects. Instead of being 190/90, I am running right around 120/70. If I do not cut the pill in half, however, my BP plumments to extremely low numbers. F 58 6 months
50-12.5 1X D
3/30/2013
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 3  High blood pressure It has controlled my bp to this point but I've gained about 20lbs since I started taking it in August of 2012! F 37 1 days
50mg 12.5
3/18/2013

 2  high blood pressure Terrible pain, cramping and tingling in lower legs. Back pain around sides. After 3 weeks on it, i am miserable. Blood pressure has been good and headaches are gone. Some tradeoff! F 42 4 weeks
50
2/26/2013

 3  Hbp F 60 10 years
100/25
2/25/2013

 4  High blood pressure Weight gain, tired, loss of sex drive This medicine lowers my blood pressue, but is going to break up my relationship with my girl friend. Totally killing my sex drive. M 64 18 months
1X D
11/30/2012

 4  Blood pressure I switched from generic hyzarr to brand name my blood pressure went right down too low what do I do now..they told me they worked the same....after research I opted to go back to brand name...I know it works better but will probably have to lower the dose F 67 2 days
100/50
10/24/2012
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 1  High Blood Pressure Extreme fatigue, dry mouth and eyes, itchy ears, constant thirst, weak arms and legs, waking up during the night. Can't wait to get off this stuff! F 48 30 days
1X D
10/17/2012
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 1  Blood pressure Starting taking hyzaar.... First thing got a cold... Didn't think much of it... The coughing started. Went to the doctor for 3 months almost every week...lost my voice for a month and could not sleep from the coughing... Finally went to another doctor... Lung test showed my lungs were only working at 73%.. Took me off of hyzaar... Never had any others problems since.. F 43 6 months
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6/1/2012
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 1  High Blood Pressure Weight Gain, ringing in ears, fatique, joint and muscle pain, gastrointestinal problems. The weight gain became worse when switched to a generic brand. I never put two and two together until I started reading what other's were posting about side effects. I'm going to slowly take myself off Hyzaar and see what happens. If I still need BP pills will ask for something different. Never had any issues with Beta Blockers. F 56 4 years
100 MG 1X D
5/11/2012
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 4  hypertension I've been on BP meds for more than 10 years. Altace gave me a nagging cough, Norvasc gave me horrible edema in my legs. Hyzaar is the best for me, although I've gained 15 pounds since starting it. I'm now over 200 pounds and I hate it! Although, the weight gain could also be attributed to doubling my dose of anti-depressants. Who knows? Despite the weight gain, Hyzaar controls my blood pressure very well (BP consistently averages 125/70) and I've had few other side effects, except maybe a little dizziness here and there. F 55 1 years
100 1X D
4/22/2012

 2  HBP Worst is the throbbing leg pain and back pain. The ringing in my ears is extremely loud. Weight gain just keeps happening. I had gastri bypass several years ago and don't eat very much. On this drug I just keep gaining. If I exercise, I don't lose any weight. I've had HPB for 30 years and am scared to stop taking this drug, but I cannot put up with the muscle cramps in my legs any longer. I think docs need to read this page as there are a lot of people having the same side effects from this drug. I will have to find another alternative for reducing my BP. I think I was fine with just Norvasc. First I'm going to cease all the prescription meds I take and see if I feel better before starting up with anything new. F 54 10 years
50 1X D
3/19/2012
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 3  High Blood Pressure I have experienced nothing like the severe side-effects mentioned by others on this page. I am not allergic to sulpha drugs. However, I do have a runny nose daily, and I believe this stops when I've forgotten to take or run out of Hyzaar. I have many aches and pains, but since I have osteo-arthritis, I attribute these pains to that. In the last year, my eyesight is getting blurry. I thought it was age, but now, after reading these comments, I'm going to ask my doctor if it could be the Hyzaar. I also have thinning hair and weak fingernails. No one else has mentioned this as a side effect. Hyzaar controls my blood pressure well. My doctor prescribed it after my previous BP medication resulted in my having a continuous cough. I am overweight, but no heavier than when I started the Hyzaar -- probably less heavy. I have no cough from the Hyzaar. I wonder about the thinning hair, slow-growing fingernails, and eyesight problems, though. 60 5 years
50mg/12.5m 1X D
3/7/2012
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 5  High Blood Pressure Sweat stinks. 5 showers a day would almost not be enough - effect goes away when I do not take hyzaar - but it works so well - I take it anyway. Hyzaar is a miracle drug for me - it works perfectly with only one bad side effect - your sweat stinks. Called the hyzaar stink. Captopril only gave me headaches and did not work. Beware - $20 at Costco - $250 for same thing at Walmart. M 62 20 years
100/12.5 1X D
2/2/2012
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 5  Hypertension No side effects. M 42 8 years
100mh
12/7/2011

 1  high blood pressure Took for many years, the side effects appeared to have crept up on me. Eventually headaches, muscle aches, joint pain, tiredness, weakness in general, effected me. My doctor ignored my complaints. Switched doctors- they ignored my complaints, too! Finally I took myself off for a month, felt 100 % better, then confessed to the doctor, who then put me on a beta-blocker, which works great! Hyzaar felt absolutely fine at first, but eventually felt like poison. Watch out if you are prescribed this! The side effects are not well documented, and your doctor may not believe your symptoms are from the drug! Awful medicine. F 39 5 years
50/12.5 1X D
7/10/2011

 5  High blood pressure No side effects. I was on Cozaar for several years, then added HCTZ. I decided a single pill combining the two was better, so now on generic Hyzaar (Losartan HCTZ) which keeps my blood pressure under control at 120/70 with no problems. M 66 3 years
50/12.5 1X D
7/9/2011

 4  High B/P This is the only drug I've found that controls my B/P. I have a slight dizziness which last only moments, but the symptoms that most of you are experiencing I have never had. Weight gain usually comes from lack of exercise, and it is common knowledge to drink a lot of fluids when taking a drug that causes frequent urination. As long as this drug works for me I will continue taking it. The generic works fine. F 70 12 days
50 1X D
6/11/2011
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 4  High blood pressure No adverse side effects except for weight gain. I exercise 4 times a week, so it is not that I am lazy, but I am gaining approx. 1 lb/week. Need to go on a strict diet to maintain my current weight. F 69 30 days
100-12.5 1X D
3/10/2011

 1  HBP Nightly calve cramps while I slept. Dehydration every day,always drinking something. Hacking cough, so bad that I would wet myself. These symptoms are when I use brand name AND/OR generic. F 51 2 years
50/12.5 1X D
2/14/2011
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 1  High BP Have been on this drug for 6 years and was switched to genetic several months ago. Since then I have had repeated episodes of extremely low heart rate 41 with pressures 155/98. Makes me feel awful. I am going to try to wean myself off all med as my activity level has impoved dramatically and have lost 15 pounds. F 55 6 years
50/12.5 1X D
2/9/2011
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 2  high blood pressure i have ringing in the ears, but taking this drug has made it more pronounced M 73 3 weeks
50mg 1X D
2/3/2011

 3  HBP I woke up, dressed and went downstairs for a cup of tea. After which I found that I had to rush to the toilet, where I had the ‘runs; and then I started to feel hot and perspiring, so much so that I thought I was going to faint. I manage to get to bed, where I calmed down after a time.On waking I again rushed to the toilet, where again I had the runs, but no sweating, after which I noticed a numb feeling in the left side of my face (cheek), and my left arm felt weak e.g. no strength or grip. Really felt panicky, scared and tearful throughout the day; by the afternoon, the strength retuned to my left arm and my grip was fine, although the left side of my face was still numb as if I had an injection at the dentist. I have not experienced panic attacks for some time, so I guess I was sitting back on my laurels a little – anyway I had been feeling really anxious on the lead up to Xmas, workload, combined with the extremely poor weather, a close friend having been rushed into hospital with a suspected mini-stroke, and many other concerns? I have booked an appointment with my GP in 2 weeks, with another round of blood tests and the like coming - never had any panic attacks before Hyzaar M 56 2 years
50mg 1X D
1/2/2011

 5  high blood pressure no side effects i love hyzaar. it keeps my bp under control with no side effects. had tried several other meds that not only didn't do a good job, they had side effects. thank goodness i have a doctor who kept trying till we found the right medicine. F 63 1 years
100-12.5 1X D
12/12/2010

 5  Hypertension Mild leg cramps once in a while Works very well, i use this in conjunction with metoprolol and my BP stays about 110/60. Have switched to the generic and it works just as well for me. M 53 2 years
100/25 1X D
12/7/2010

 2  hbp severe ear ringing, backache, leg cramping F 68 29 days
100-25 mg 1X D
11/19/2010

 2  high blood pressure Dehydration, frequent urination, hacking cough, ringing in ears. My insurance company would not pay for my continued treatment with Micardis, which worked well, I am a diabetic. This stuff is on my insurance companys approved List. My MD said he quit writing script for this stuff years ago. I can see why. M 62 6 months
50 mg 2X D
10/20/2010
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 1  HBP Twitching/cramping leg muscles, especially calves. Constant fog and hard to concentrate. Blurry vision. Sometimes it seemed to help my blood pressure, other times it would still spike, and other times it would drop so low that I would get light-headed. I have been miserable. Depression, irritability, anxiety, shortness of breath, muscle spasms, itchy scalp, eyes, ears, felt like I couldn't wake up in the morning. Living like this was AWFUL! I eased myself off of the drug and am now exercising, changing my lifestyle. I'd rather have slightly higher BP than ruin my life with this drug. M 55 3 months
50/12.5 1X D
9/25/2010
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 1  high blood pressure Very bad neck & shoulder pain off & on but mostly on. Also had spells that are still difficult to describe, i often would get this dull pain go down my arms & weakness as though maybe heart attack.I would shake it off and go back to work.My doctor is likely sick of me i have been there so many times with these problems.He always would tell me it was something related to overworking. I could go on & on about different side effects and doctor visits . This drug ruined my life for three years ,can't believe it is sold to us, IF I Had not found this site i would not have suspected it to be my blood pressure pills.After one week of a drug change i could jump for joy, feeling good is so ,i can't think of a word to describe it. M 53 3 years
100/25 1X D
9/10/2010

 1  hYPERTENSION FIRST OFF I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THAT I HAVE HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE WITH THIS DRUG. THE HEART PALPITATIONS IN THE LAST YEAR ARE HORRIBLE. AS A SIDE NOTE TO ANYONE ELSE IF YOU ARE TAKING THIS MAKE SURE YOUR POTASSIUM IS UP. THERE IS A DIURETIC IN THIS AND THAT CAN CREATE LOSS OF POTASSIUM WHICH IS THE CASE WITH ME. I HAD TO TAKE POTASSIUM SUPPLIMENTS WHICH GAVE ME SEVERE.. AND I DO MEAN SEVERE GASTRITIS.. ALSO NOT HELPFUL FOR THE LOW POTASSIUM. I AM CALLING MY DOC AND DEMANDING TO BE TAKE ON OFF THIS DRUG MONDAY. I WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN NATURALLY TO REDUCE MY PRESSURE. IF I NEED MEDS STILL FINE.. BUT IT SURE WONT BE THIS ONE ANY LONGER.. I DONT NEED THE RAPID HEART RATES AND SUCH. ALSO I WANT TO ADD THAT GENERIC OF THIS DRUG STINKS... MY PRESSURE SOARED! I SUSPECT IN A SHORT TIME IT WILL BE PULLED FROM PHARMACY SHELVES.. GOOD RIDDANCE. M 50 6 years
100/25 1X D
8/28/2010
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 1  High Blood Pressure Constant lightheadedness, fatigue. I kept telling my Dr I wanted off this drug but she insisted I stay on it. I ended up going to a cardiologist, failed a tilt table test because my blood pressure was getting too low. She took me off this miserable drug immediately. My bp was 101/62! So now I am just on toprol-xl 50mg and feeling MUCH better in a matter of days. M 43 4 years
50/12.5 1X D
8/3/2010
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 1  hbp Was previously on Cozaar for 6 months with same side effects. Side effects were daily severe headache lasting 6-8 hours which OTC painkillers didn't help, very sore muscles in back of neck and shoulders, particularly right shoulder. Some edema in legs (which was why I was switched to the Hyzaar from Cozaar). Side effects were actually more pronounced on generic Hyzaar then they were with the brand name version of Cozaar. 6 months on the Cozaar, 3 weeks off (during which the headaches went away and the neck/shoulder pain lessened), then 1 week on the Hyzaar where symptoms returned even more severely convinced me that these medications just don't work for me. Also - they never did bring my bp down as well as generic HCTZ does - so I insisted I get switched back to HCTZ by itself. F 49 7 days
50 mg 1X D
7/30/2010

 2  HBP Symptoms are very much as previously mentioned, I also tend to get panic attacks on occasions; and the symptoms tend to be more frequent when taking the generic. Also noticed giddiness and panic attacks are more pronounced on days when it is warm and very humid – thank goodness for a/c Being on this stuff is hell, but it does keep my BP down – what do you do? M 56 3 years
50/12.5 mg 1X D
7/22/2010

 3  hypertension diziness, low blood pressure & excessive hand peeling since switching to generic. I took name brand Hyzaar for 6 years...worst side effect was excessive weight gain (40 lbs.) but have felt like crap since switching to the generic. Has anyone else experienced adverse side effects with the generic? F 49 6 years
50/12.5 mg 1X D
6/29/2010
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 1  HBP Have gained 37 lbs., experiencing cramps in stomach, back, and calves. Just recently start experiencing muscle aches. Have dizziness, heart flutters, dry cough, and sometimes a sore throat. Expressed my concern to my physician and she claims that Hyzaar does not cause muscle aches. Tiredness, no sex drive, short term memory loss, not thinking as quick as I was prior to medication. Thank you all for sharing and your comments. Now I know that I truly have reason for concern. I knew something was out of the ordinary and often wondered if it was all related to the medication "Hyzaar" you all have confirmed the things I have been experiencing are definitely side effects from this medication. I recently read that Hyzaar attributes to muscle breakdown which in turn can ruin your kidneys. F 41 4 years
100/25 1X D
6/20/2010
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 5  hbp no side effects Effective with no side effects for me. My doctors have told me that the combination has been shown not only to reduce blood pressure but reduce the potential for a heart attack. M 57 5 years
100/25 1X D
5/24/2010

 2  hbp I've taken this drug for 5 years and never really noticed any side effects until a year ago and they were very diverse; constant bloating, pain in upper and lower abdomen, extreme fatique, dizziness, nausea, joint pain and depression. Complained frequently to my family physician who had prescribed Hyzaar and he put me on medication for IBS. My gastrointerologist gave me a colonoscopy and endoscopy..everything fine. Due to the lower abdominal cramping, my Gyn sent me to the hospital for all kinds if tests...all normal. My last year has been miserable with pain, nausea and depression so bad that I usually had no interest in even leaving my house. After reading the complaints of others on this site, I stopped the Hyzaar for two days and felt better than I had in a year. This medication is horrible and none of the doctors I went to even considered that my agony could be caused by this miserable drug. F 64
100 mg 1X D
5/20/2010

 1  to control high blood pressure Started feeling lethargic, almost comatose, with constant bloating. Weight went up. I eat healthy and exercise. Next, chest congestion & headaches. Skin became dry and crusty. Face hot and itchy, large patch of scaly rash over one eye. Frequent shortness of breath, chest pressure, erratic heart beat. Felt like I was going to die. Almost called 911 several times! Became nervous, anxious and depressed. Brain went completely to mush, in a constant fog. Couldn't focus or perform simple tasks. Developed pain and tingling in the arms, fingers went numb. Went to neurologist for many expensive tests, everything was fine. Constant menstrual-like cramps. I am 64! Tossed and thrashed all night with legs twitching and severe cramping in calf muscles that woke me up screaming in pain. All joints started to swell and hurt. Eventually couldn't walk or use my hands. Knees and hips were so bad had to use a walker to get around. I used to walk several miles a day. Now I couldn't walk to the mailbo Be warned, the side effects creep up on you gradually and they are so diverse you will probably not think to connect them with the Hyzaar. Your doctor will deny that Hyzaar is the cause. If you are not sensitive to sulpha you will probably not have a problem. Only 2.5% of users have a problem. If you ARE one of those, this stuff will ruin your life! You don't have to be a genius to figure this out. If you have sensitivity to sulpha DO NOT TAKE Hyzaar! A year ago I was prescribed Bystolic in addition to Hyzaar. It almost killed me. I threw it away. Guess what, it is a sulpha formulation. My BP is very high, 186/120. Hyzaar brings it down somewhat but I will not live like a brainless invalid in constant pain, so I am looking for another doctor and another medication. F 64 3 years
100-25 mg 1X D
5/9/2010

 4  Hypertension I did not notice any side effects while taking the 50 mg. dose, except for dehydration. When my dose was increased to 100 mg. I developed a dry cough, mostly at night but it became more and more a day problem. I also noticed a memory problem. However, my blood pressure can go as high as 300/250, and Hyzaar controls it pretty well. Now I am taking 50/12.5 and was fine until they switched me at the pharmacy to the generic,and that is not controlling my BP well and, thus, gives me a headache and makes me not feel well. I also use Resperate. It is a small, portable machine that plays music and guides your breathing. It always lowers the blood pressure immediately, about 20-30 mm/Hg. systolic and 10-20 diastolic. The treatment must be done daily for 15 min. for three weeks to have the effect carry through the whole day and sometimes for two or three days. I used that in conjunction with the Hyzaar, especially when my BP goes high. I have tried also Norvasc, Lisinopril, Atenolol, and severa F 69 10 years
50/12.5 1X D
5/1/2010

 3  hypertension very bad dizziness, esp. during weight resistance training, almost pass out. trying to find an alternative, I need to do weight training to improve bone loss F 64
1X D
4/16/2010
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 2  high BP Worst side effect is horrible muscle cramps in calves! Had potassium checked & it's normal. Gained 8lbs in a month.Have blurry vision no sex drive & fatigue.Did lower BP but not worth side effects! Lisinopril made me cough all the time. what do you do?? F 36 2 months
1X D
4/12/2010
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 2  HBP Dizziness, continual ringing in my ears, loss of sex drive, anxiety attacks, and blurred vision. Since I started taking Hyzaar, I have newer symptoms develop about every 3 months. My doctor changed the dosage, so I don't get dizzy as much and have fewer anxiety attacks. F 37 1 years
50mg 1X D
3/9/2010

 1  HBP Dizziness (scary at times), constant ringing in the ears and general tiredness. Tend to be anxious when in large meeting rooms, never experienced any of these symptoms prior to HBP medication. do not like this medicine, but I guess it is better than the others I have been on, and my BP is OK every morning 110/70 M 56 2 years
50mg 1X D
3/6/2010

 1  High Blood Pressure Sore Throat, sore muscles (especially neck, shoulders and elbows), tired, felt like I had flu without running a temperature. Slight nasel drip but it was clear. M 51 4 months
100/25MG 1X D
3/2/2010

 5  High Blood Pressure Slight dizziness after exercise. I take Hyzaar in conjunction with a cholesterol lowering medication - Simvastatin 20mg. I now sleep through the night (8 hours) something I haven't done in years !! So far, this medication has worked for me. BP was 180/110 now 120/80. F 44 6 months
50/12.5 1X D
2/15/2010

 1  blood presure BEFORE STAR TO TAKE HYZAR I HAVE A GOOD SEXUAL LIVE -NOW NO MORE SEXUAL ACTIVITY!!!!! AND I GAIN 20 POUNDS IN 90 DAYS!!! IF YOU LOVE YOU FAMILY AND YOU WIFE NOT TAKE THIS PILLS.PLEASE DOCTORS STOP GIVING THIS POTION TO THE PEOPLE!!!. M 55 90 days
1/25/2010
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 1  high blood pressure constant itching of face & neck, pain in neck, shoulder & upper arm, ringing in ears had taken atacan for over 5 years with no problems. When urged to sign on for express med the company, not my doctor, changed the meds to hyzaar. F 70 2 months
1/19/2010

 2  high blood pressure Been on Hyzaar for 3 months- my life has really changed- severe joint aches, severe fatique, foggy feeling(cannot concentrate at work), runny/stuffy nose, loose cough. The list goes on-too many negative side effects - I'm calling my cardio today to try something else. This drug shouldn't be given to humans!!!!! Is there anyone who can suggest another ACE inhibitor besides Hyzaar?? Sure would appreciate it!!!! F 64 3 months
12/29/2009
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 2  high blood pressure I've been taking hyzaar 50 mg for 3 months. Haven't felt good since starting it. Achy joints, back ache, nausea, gained 10 lbs since first taking. Overall not feeling well, severe fatigue to the point of forcing myself to get out in mornings. Would not recommend this medicine. Only good thing is it lowered my blood pressure and that's it. Stay away from it. I'm getting off of it & talking to my cardio. Too costly to put up with all these side effects. No worth al the aches, & pains, etc. F 63 3 months
12/17/2009

 4  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE NO SIDE EFFECTS F 62 3 months
12/14/2009

 2  HBP Anxiety, dizziness, fatigue, particularly late afternoon/evening; a little weight gain. The medication has lowered my BP, but the side effects are intolerable and were getting worse. I have reduced the dosage by half and the effects seem to have declined and I now have better days. I am carefully monitoring my BP each day, I take the tablet at night and my BP is 110/70 in the morning – I WISH there was a natural way to reduce BP. M 55 3 years
10/11/2009

 3   Frequent urination, dry hacking cough, swelling in lower legs, some occasional leg cramps, weight gain and trouble with concentration. The first couple years I experienced only frequent urination which I expected and decided I could live with. I suppose along about this time I really started to gain some serious weight which I attributed to my office job and just being less active than once. However, thinking back to before I started taking Hyzaar, I had always maintained my weight fairly well. Nonetheless, it was helping manage my high blood pressure to near normal levels. The last two years or so I have experienced an increase in problems that I attribute to Hyzaar. There are two that I am very troubled over - 1) trouble with concentration, 2) dry hacking cough. Both have had an impact on my job. The cough comes on in the late afternoon and lasts until I cough myself to sleep at night. I know it bothers my co-workers and my wife and kids. I have also noticed that my concentration level and ability to recall routine information has diminished in the last few years. There are some days that I remain in a "fog" from sunup to sundown. You might wonder why I attribute this to Hyzaar? Well, several months ago I ran out of medicine as I was switching to a new doctor. I did not take my Hyzaar for three days. During this time I did not experience any coughing and I felt completely alert and was able to deeply concentrate on my work. The problems returned upon taking the medicine again. M 44 6 years
7/7/2009

 2  HBP 50/12.5; ½ tablet at night and ½ at mid-day (cannot cope with one tablet, the effects scare me); it has lowered my BP, although BP is variable throughout the day, I measure it at 08:00 every day and its 105/70. It is the constant panic attacks and giddiness, some daily and lasts for @ 1 hour, when I have to go into a cool area and control my breathing, it passes. I do not like crowded areas any more. I am also tired and have no sex drive. That chemical taste in the morning is normally an indicator that you expect the symptoms mentioned above during the day. I wish I did not have to take this treatment. M 55 2 times
6/22/2009

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