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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

Also known as Candesartan, Irbesartan, Losartan, Olmesartan, Valsartan

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  • Diastolic blood pressure too low.

    205lb male who just turned 30. I was prescribed medication about two months ago. I started with lisinopril but developed a cough. So I was started on Losartan 25mg. Lately when I’ve been checking my blood pressure at home my diastolic number has been too low. Usually in the 50s. Systolic ranges …

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  • Muscle cramps.

     Some days if I do more physical work  I get muscle cramps in my legs. Mostly it happens  when I am waking up from a nap or in the morning.   It started mostly when I begin taking high blood pressure medication  I take Diovan now but it also use to  happen when I …

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  • Stomach Pain on Losartan

    So I have been on Losartan 25mg for about 4 months now. My stomach hurts pretty much all the time, sometimes worse than others, but all the time. I really started about the time I started taking the Losartan.  My question for those who have had stomach issues with Losartan, any dosage size. …

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  • Candesartan

    im in occasional but heavy drinking spree, ive been a gym rat for almost 5 yrs. but i stop after ive been to icu due to drinking and Bp problems. now i stop my prework out and gym activities. my doctor prescribed me cardesartan / irbesartan.  now im having headaches, dizziness, palpitation. i …

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  • Losartan....med mix-up

    Med bottles changed at pharmacy. Been taking 100mg instead of 50mg for almost 3 weeks. Was told to go to ER.....scared it's going to go high since I dropped to 50mg this morning.

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  • Losartan - burning skin

    For years I have been on Amlodipine but my BP has risen dramatically during the past few months, so my GP has added Losartin. I have been on this for about 6 weeks and for the last couple of weeks the skin on my legs feels as if they are surnburnt, (which they're not). Now my arms feel as if …

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  • Losartan Potassium and swollen ankles

    Hello to everyone in this group.  My husband is taking Losartan Potassium 50mg, 1 pill daily.  He has been taking this BP medication for nearly two years and replaces the Linsinopril 10mg that he was taking. The Lisinopril gave him a terrible cough which drove me absolutely mad and …

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  • Losartan = Stomach Pain?

    I've been taking 25mg of Losartan every morning for the past 5 months. 4 months ago I had a discomfort in my lower left abdominal area, not a pain just discomfort. Now that same discomfort has begun to move around, lower left one day, lower right the next, upper right the next, and so on.  …

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  • Losarten nightmare.

    Am taking 25mg and 12.5mg of Losarten since November 17. At first all was well then began the problems. Stuffy nose first and l hated that so much. Then waking up in the early hours with horrific palpitations. My hair is falling out, my eyesight is blurry and my hearing is massively affected. Also …

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  • Taking Losartan and have on-going cough probs

    I am almost 52 years old and in relatively good health. I have a chronic kidney condition although my kidney function and BP is pretty good. My renal specialist put me on 25mg of Losartan daily to reduce BP in kidneys - more as a preventative measure to slow down progression of kidney disease. In …

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  • Losartan 50mg, higher blood pressure some days.

    I'm a 28 years old male diagnosed with high blood pressure since I was 18, I've been taking losartan for about 3 months, started with 25mg together with hydrochlorothiazide but I was having some side effects, my doctor put me on losartan 50mg by itself instead, my problem is that there …

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  • Irbesartan & Burning Sensation

    Hi there - I have been on Irbesartan 300 HTZ for the last couple of years & was also on Amlodipine 5ml until I weened myself off of that nasty drug.  I am trying desperately to determine what has caused my burning sensation on the tops of my feet, sometimes on the front of my calves, upper …

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  • Losartan

    Has anybody had weight gain problems with them.. Also has anybody been put on them to help the blood to pump round the heart better..

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  • Losartan Muscle cramps

    I have been taking Losartan for 2 weeks now (along with 5mgms of Amlodipine) and have started to suffer from painful muscle cramps. Has anyone else had similar problems as I cannot find anywhere if it's a side effect?

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  • Weight Gain on Losartan!

    Hi all, I am a 56 year old female who has always been on the slim side. Since taking Losartan (after awful side effects on Ramipril and Amolopodine) I have found that I have put on a lot of weight. my GP warned me about swollen ankles but they didn't swell, my legs certainly have though. i have …

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  • Losartan causing me to feel so sleepy during the day

    Hi all - I wonder please if I may ask the help of anyone with personal experience of the BP medication 'Losartan'. I am a 79 year old male, having been on various BP medications over the past 30 years. Over the past 18 months I have been prescribed a daily dose of 1 x 25mg of Losartan. The …

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  • Long term use of Losartan

    I have been taking Losartan since 1996. During that time I have noticed several changes in my health but until now I did not even consider that they may be side effects of the drug. I will list my symptoms and I would appreciate anyone's views or similar experiences whilst taking this drug. (I …

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  • Candesartan and gastrointestinal side effects

    I have been on Candesartan for a couple of years. At first I thought I was suffering from IBS, but I now wonder if my problems of wind, colicky pains and sometimes diarrhoea are in fact caused by the Candesartan. Has anyone else experienced gastrointestinal side effects? My GP will blow any …

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  • Why are GPs worried about kidney function with losartan?

    When losartan reduces the decline in kidney function with age, and when it is used in high blood pressure in those with Type2 diabetic kidney problems, why, O why, won't GPs allow a larger daily does than 100mg per day? I know the recommended daily maximum is 100mg daily but it's only …

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  • Meds

    I've been on bp meds since 2012 Amadopliene or wht ever it is my doc lowers it to .5 mg I lost 42 lbs from exercising last 4 months I go back for check up my no is back up so she puts me on location I refuse to take it I don't like how it makes me feel.

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  • side effects ramipril Amias (Candesartan)

    In August was put on ramipril and got the most awful cough kept me awake. Now have been on Candesartan (8mg) for a month and still have the cough (maybe not quite so bad) but also have nasal congestion which is so bad I’m snoring and coughing at the same time at night (poor husband!). Nasal …

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  • Candesartan & Alcohol

    I've been on Candesartan now for about 3 weeks after coming off Amlodipine because of the swollen ankles and BP not coming down. My BP is coming down slowly but I've noticed a couple of side effects. My acid reflux seems to be near constant even though I'm taking 300mg Ranitidine daily …

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  • Discouraged

    i lost my husband 1 year ago. My boss shot up so I went to dr to have it checked out. It was confirmed that I need to be on bp medicine.   Started on 28 mg of lisinopril and immediately had extreme dizziness.  Then dr put me just recently in Losartan/hctz 12.5mg and it is making me dizzy …

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  • Telmisartan - dry mouth, white coating on tongue and bad breath

    Hi all  fellow high blood pressure sufferers, I was on Amlodipine for over 10 years and my hair started thinning. I read that hair thinning can be a side effect of Amlodipine as well as many other medications. I was switched to Telmisartan by a locum GP but only after I stopped taking …

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  • Candesarten - a drug that makes healthy people ill?

    Diagnosed with bp 30 years ago. Am healthy, but side effects are so severe I cannot understand why they are being prescribed. I have neck pain, back pain, leg pain, cramp, weight gain, dry mouth, watery eyes and reflux. You name it I seem to suffer and have a number of drugs prescribed to …

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  • Switching from Losartan to Valsartan?

    Hello, Losartan 50 mg (25 mg taken twice daily) recently quit working for me, so I am switching from Losartan to Valsartan 80 mg (initially taken once daily).  Both are ARBs and I understand this is an equivalent dose.  Has anyone ever done this and is there a rebound blood pressure …

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  • I have been struggling with headaches for the last 7 months.

    I have finally been diagnosed with Daily persistent headache of migraine origin. I have tried a cocktail of drugs which no relief. I have just started taking candesartan. So far I have noticed a definite improvement. I am taking 8mgs a day. What is other people’s experience? How long did it take to …

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  • Losartin Potassium

    Hi I would love to hear from any one who is on Losartin Potassium for High Blood Pressure. I am a very fit 56yr old who is working in a professional job that needs a clear head and plenty of energy. However after three years of constant anxiety I was diagnised as having high Blood Pressure …

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