Average Rating: 2.3 (26 Ratings)

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 3  Hbp Stomach pain in lower abdomen, bloating, diarrhea, flatulence and burping F 60 14 days
50mg 1X D
 1  High BP This has been the worst seven months of my life. I have randomized pain. Severe muscle pain in neck, shoulders, arms. Not always the same or in the same place. Face turns very red, feet are cold and sweaty or hot and sweaty! Always feels cold though. One hand will turn ice cold the other one will be warm. Almost constant tinnitus. Horrible drug - Hands /arms will tingle for no reason, Had five trips to the ER within three months and everything was OK. I am now guessing it was acid reflux from the losartan potassium. F 56 7 months
25mg 2X D
 1  High blood pressure Extreme cough, weakness, lethargy, cold hands, headaches, restless legs, joint pain, vision, rundown feeling all the time. M 59 2 days
100 1X D
 1  Dr prescribed Caused my to have extreme dry mouth and throat.Hair was coming out too and didn't even control my BP F 53 2 months
25 mg 1X D
 3  High blood pressure Can't seem to take a deep breath if I take whole dose. Indigestion and heartburn. Worsening tinnitus. I've had tinnitus for a few years and this may be making it worse. I used to get a break but now its constant. Driving me crazy F 71 7 months
50 mg 1X D
 1  Hypertension Total insomnia, extreme drowsiness (yes, both at the same time!), coughing, burning sensation in the chest, very low heart rate. Even when taken in the morning after good night's sleep and strong coffee, this drug causes me to feel extremely drowsy within an hour, but IRONICALLY it gives me 100% INSOMNIA at the same time! Maddening - it makes me terribly sleepy but totally unable to fall asleep!!! Also it causes coughing and burning sensation in chest. Only moderately lowers BP but it makes my heart rate drop by about 10 bpm. I will never take it again! M 69 3 days
25MG 1X D
 4  High BP At first it caused Stomach pain, then after a few weeks Pain stopped, also help with E D, but on the other hand it has cause loss of interest in Sex (Go Figure). But it is doing its job at lowering my B.P , which is now staying at a steady 124/55 , down from 160/70. I would like to add that when I first started taking Losartan it was made by a company in NY, then my Drug Store switched manufactures, and it didn't do a thing for my BP, I tried it for Week and my BP started to climb to the high numbers again, I talked to my Pharmacist and he ordered my old brand, and with in two days my BP was back to normal. M 64 10 months
25mg 1X D
 3  Blood pressure goes up after Avastin I think it could be causing headaches, nasal problems, extreme fatigue. As well as could be avastin infusions. Although I skipped taking lorsatin for 2 days and headaches seem better. Had a migraine one day and went with out the med. It's hard to know if this drug is the cause of my symptoms as avastin has symptoms as well. F 62 2 months
50mg 1X D
 3  Hbp Taking almost a year, now having stomach pain, body aches, sadness, sometimes a little short of breath. Some anxiety F 73 1 years
50 mg per 1X D
 4  blood pressure My hair got so very thin it was good for my b/p. Doctor did change my medication to plain Losartan. I am waiting to see if this corrects the problem F 78 6 months
100mg 1X D
 3  HBP Numbness in arms/legs, tingling in extremities, dry throat, cough, slight dizziness. F 56 60 days
50mg 1X D
 1  high BP Got severe muscle cramps in several limbs & diarrhea. Had to wean off. F 52 4 days
100mg 1X D
 2  High blood pressure Cold hands, headaches, dizziness/ vertigo and feeling extremely tired. F 69 28 days
1X D
 1   0 days
 3  HTA Anxiety ,fatigue,cold sweat,joint &muscles pain ,raynaud got worst Did lower my BP but secondary effects are too unbearable F 40 1 years
50 1X D
 1  Hypertension Chest pain, arm pain, leg pain, bottom of foot pain, palpitations, chest muscles tightened,insomnia, anxiety, edema, worsened GERD, weakness, in hands, fatigue, heavy feeling in legs, higher bp, dizziness, shortness of breath, weight gain Started taking because doc prescribed. I am very sensitive to meds, so she said this was well tolerated. Ended up in er several times for chest and arm pain, along with dizziness and short of breath. Was under care of cardiologist. No heart issues. Turns out, all side effects are well known, but doctors keep being the pushers for pharma.... Tapering off as we speak. M 42 1 years
25 mg 2x d
 4  High blood pressure My hands are ice cold/freezing all the time. My body is cold as well but not as bad as the hands. Other than that, I feel pretty good right now. F 52 2 days
 2  High blood pressure No side effects, blood pressure increased! F 73 14 days
100 mg
 1  Blood Pressure Chest Pain - went to the ER TWICE - thought I was having a Heart Attack :-( bad left & Right Arm pain - left leg pain - lower back pain - bottom of feet pain - Dr prescribed this because it's less expensive than Benicar . Felt horrible - left arm started hurting so bad - wasn't sure what was going on - then had bad chest pain - went to the ER twice thinking I was having a heart attack - right arm pain - stomach pain- left leg pain - bottom of feet pain - increased sensitivity to pain - had to have several Ekg's- treadmill stress test-nuclear stress test- echocardiogram & heart cath . Everything came out normal so I started researching this med not thinking of it before - $38,000.00 later in Medical bills -Dr said heart is fine - had to start nitro glycerin for chest pain ! Beware!!! Side effects sneak up on you -Dr won't think is this med! :-(. Felt like I was being poisioned :-( F 49 6 weeks
100 Mg 1X D
 1  dissected aorta-Marfan's muscle aches, ringing in the ears, chest pain, odd buzzing feeling in leg muscles- like a restless leg syndrome, tremors in hands that slowly and progressively worsened each day. the side effects come on very subtly which made it hard for me to recognize it was the losartan causing it. Although near the beginning I did mention it to a doctor and he dismissed it. :o( 47 3 weeks
25mg 1X D

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM  (LOSARTAN POTASSIUM):  Losartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to help protect the kidneys from damage due to diabetes. It is also used to lower the risk of strokes in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Losartan belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). It works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)