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Losartan

Brand names: Cozaar   Losartan  

What is the most important information I should know about COZAAR?COZAAR (losartan potassium) is an angiotensin II receptor (type AT1) antagonist.COZAAR is indicated for the following: Hypertension COZAAR is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, including diuretics. Hypertensive Patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy COZAAR is indicated to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy, but there is evidence that this benefit does not apply to Black patients. (See PRECAUTIONS, Race and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Pharmacodynamics and Clinical Effects, Reduction in the Risk of Stroke, Race.) Nephropathy in Type 2 Diabetic Patients COZAAR is indicated for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy with an elevated serum creatinine and proteinuria (urinary albumin to creatinine ratio >/=300 mg/g) in patients with type 2 diabetes and a history of hypertension. In this population, COZAAR reduces the rate of progression of nephropathy as measured by the occurrence of doubling of serum creatinine or end stage renal disease (need for dialysis or renal transplantation) (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Pharmacodynamics and Clinical Effects).

Cozaar is in a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Cozaar is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used to lower the risk of stroke in certain people with heart disease. Cozaar is used to slow long-term kidney damage in people with type 2 diabetes who also have high blood pressure. Cozaar may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Losartan User Reviews

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Date: 2014-02-19 21:38:27
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Recent Type 2 /tried Losinpril 5mg .. could not stand the cough .. was switched to Losartan 50mg (had to wait for BCBS approval for Losartan ) So far its been 16 days and I feel great.. sinuses seem a little dry but thats it. I guess its used to protect my kidneys and lower bp. Face gets a little flush but I seem to have energy .. until about 9:00pm .. then I usually go to bed. Thanks to BCBS .. Losartan Potassium 50 mg has made a world of difference. Now I just need to figure out what I can and cannot eat. I wish there was a support group around here.


Date: 2014-02-09 21:12:57
Reviewed by: John Howard Norfolk
User rating: 10
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: No discernible side effects. I have taken it for more than 3 years and it works for me. I now have blood pressure less than 120/80 which was previously 140/120, although I watch my diet and exercise now, which helps.


Date: 2014-01-22 00:38:57
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: My Dr. Put me on lisinopril, OMG, the cough was killing me, my BP went down, but I hated the cough, finally 1 day i had enough, as I yelled to my Dr., Get me off this shit! He switched me to LOSARTAN, 100mg. It's great, no cough, lowered my BB even more. I feel great, no energy loss, and I spend 3-5 days in the gym. I do take my pill in the evening at 9pm. Seems to work better for me. Only draw back, it's very $$$, but I would pay extra not to have that cough!


Date: 2013-12-08 19:25:27
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: intolerant to diuresis with CTZ; bad headache with Atenolol and Nifedipine;persistant cough with Captopril. Heart specialist prescribed Losartan + Amlodipine Besylate for better synersistic effect. 3 years my bp 120/80. No side effects. Life is great.


Date: 2013-12-05 22:32:12
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Took Cozaar and given Losarsan due to error by my MD (no DAW), ITCHING all over, NIGHT SWEATS, BAD headaches, achy muscles, tired and dizzy, stopping this med immediately!


Date: 2013-11-25 09:20:59
Reviewed by: msgtb
User rating: 10
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: Works great and does not cause erectile dysfunction like other classes of blood pressure drugs.


Date: 2013-11-22 04:24:44
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Pressure is sometimes still very high.


Date: 2013-11-15 00:26:50
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Losartan oral works great for me. BP is back to normal. No side affect so far. Wish everyone with high BP could find a Med that will agree with they body. That's why we all need to see our Dr.


Date: 2013-11-14 05:19:04
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: Works well for managing blood pressure with no noticeable side effects. It is expensive compared to generics though. Current price with insurance discount is about $57.


Date: 2013-11-04 23:01:37
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: I was on Lisinopril and also had the cough. Seems to be genetic as my family also developed the cough. I have been on Losartan (Cozaar) for less than a week and have developed a hive-like rash as well, so I stopped and have requested to be put back on Diovan.


Date: 2013-10-21 21:11:19
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: No side effects from taking this for high blood pressure... It is effective for me.


Date: 2013-10-02 22:49:58
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: I have experanced being very tired and lifeless.


Date: 2013-09-29 21:02:17
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: My Doc. changed me from Lisinopril-HCTZ 20/25 to Losartan 25 and I feel great. He said the beta blocker messes with your brain in some people, me included, plus I was having terrible shoulder pain and hip pain thinking I needed work done on my shoulders as well as a hip replacement. I'm thinking clearer with more zest for life and my shoulders don't hurt nearly like they did. Is Losartan an Ace inhibitor or a beta blocker? My wife takes Lisinopril HCTZ 20/25 and cough's a lot since starting on it. Is Lisinopril a different class drug than Losartan? I'd like her to suggest to her Doc to try Losartin if it's the same class, please advise. Thanks Gene


Date: 2013-09-03 06:54:23
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Switched from Cozaar 50 to Losartan by insurance due to cost. Within one day had stomach cramps, diarrhea, achy muscles, "touchy" skin. Eliminated any chance of food interaction, flu, etc., over 10 day period and was left with this drug having the side effects. Stopped Losartan and felt 100% better within 2 days.


Date: 2013-08-06 21:24:41
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: I am taking losartan potassium 25mg after dinner or around 7or8pm. I have tried many high blood pressure meds and so far this one works pretty good. I had the iching and the rash but that went away after the fist month on it. .Its been 3 months now on this med. I am dizzy in my head though. Its every 20 seconds or so and it hard to deal with. I have it all the time and even in bed if I wake up in the middle of the night. I really do not like this but with all the other blood pressure meds the side effects were way worse. I guess you have to take the good with the bad cause there is no one pill that doenst have side effects. I have headaches but that is a side effect too. So I guess every ones body is different and you will just have to decide which side effects you can deal with and which ones you cant. I am staying on this losartan potassium because the side effects are alot less then many I have tried. Hopefully my review will help some people.


Date: 2013-07-09 10:27:40
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Cozaar: Once a day for three months to treat high blood pressure.


Date: 2013-07-04 04:13:44
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: This is a review of the reliability and veracity of this site. Losartan will cause alopecia/hair loss to some degree and for some seriously. It's in the serious med.lit. A huge issue with women. This site ignores the reports & lit. Drug cos. are criminal in suppressing info. Go to the FDA. Waste no time here.


Date: 2013-07-03 21:47:14
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 4
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Have been taking Losartan for about 3 weeks and have had severe headaches and am extremely tired and b/p has not improved. Have been monitoring at home and am still in the 164/90 range and will be calling my GP on Tuesday after the holiday to see what to do. Was previously on amlodipine with hydrochlorthiazide and I have had severe itching (dr says it is heat related internal hives???) that occurs after showering and I had really bad hot flashes, but at least my b/p was normal when taking it. the itching seems to have subsided some, but the jury is out on the hot flashes. I am concerned because I am on 100mg and it does not seem to be helping my b/p at all. Also have developed leg pain behind my right knee, but not sure if the two are related. Hope to get answers from Dr soon.


Date: 2013-07-03 21:02:18
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: I've been on Cozaar for a number of years after doing a study for hypertension. It works great for me! My blood pressure is consistently 115/70 everyday. I have not experienced side effects from it. My dosage is 50 mg/day.


Date: 2013-06-15 06:56:29
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: i was on altase 2.5 mg for my high blood pressure, starting getting bad cough and throat swelling, also rash on forarms and itchy. doc changed me to losartan 50mg, even worse, pressure still high and bad cough. feels like there is a frog in my throat. also have gotten sinus problems now. onlhy on med a few days, but it has been hell...im going back to doc to see what else he can give me...would not reccommend this med.


Date: 2013-06-10 11:29:42
Reviewed by: RogerEly
User rating: 10
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: This has been an excellent medicine. I take 25mg Cozaar a day and 12.5 Coreg twice for dilated Cardiomyopathy. I also have a history of frequent PVC's (8 to 15 a min) and V-Tachycardia, and things have calmed down in my chest greatly. It was like a fireworks show going on. The Cozaar was a God send after the Enalapril caused a fierce cough and a case of Pancreatitis after only 7 weeks that left me hospitalized for 10 days. I'm 41 and have almost as much energy as a regular 41 yr old.


Date: 2013-06-01 09:56:12
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: The side effects are horrible and the night sweats are worse than menopause, then add stomach pain and vomiting. My insurance co changed me to Losartan Potassium and today I went back to Cozaar never had a problem with it,I had taken it for years.


Date: 2013-05-24 11:59:47
Reviewed by: alleboy
User rating: 8
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: Originally prescribed 50mg am and pm. Result in blood pressure being too low. Reduced to 50mg am only and pressure is fine. Tireness may be a slight side effect, so I go to bed a bit earlier.


Date: 2013-04-23 08:58:08
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 7
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: This medicine helped my blood pressure and was used with Indapamide.


Date: 2013-04-10 22:19:27
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Started taking losartan because medical coverage called everyday and called my MD to have me switch from cozaar to losartan. I recently started and noticed that I now have hives, lightheadedness, pain in back, muscles, blurred vision, irregular heartbeat, stomach pain.There are other symtoms. Wow..what kind of drug is this? I understand everyone responds differently, but wow. Made the mistake of researching this after I just had taken a pill. Will call my MD on Monday.


Date: 2013-04-10 07:49:46
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: worked great for 3 mos. has since quit working and now i am having abdominal pain pretty severe.


Date: 2013-03-21 10:52:34
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Used name brand Cozaar in excess two years. Cough with other BP med's. Ins required I try cheaper med, but cough returned after one week on other BP med. Went back on name brand Cozaar and cough disappeared. Hope this generic works as well as name brand.


Date: 2013-03-14 06:42:27
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: I was on the generic form of Cozaaar, Losartan, for 3 1/2 months. The side effects I suffered included blurry vision, decreased sensitivity (fingertips most notably), dry skin, hair loss, water retention (which led to increased blood pressure), tinnitus, muscular pain and a metallic taste in my mouth. My doctor did not know why my blood pressure was up, nor why I was retaining water, and prescribed a diuretic to go with the Losartan (Cozaar). The metallic taste in my mouth led me to search the internet at length, and I finally came across a list of reported side effects that sounded like mine. The day I stopped taking Losartan, my back/ neck pain went away completely. I had been in excruciating neck pain for about a month. I had no idea it was related to my medication. Now, one week later, the metallic taste is gone, and my vision is getting clearer each day. My sense of touch is improving, and I no longer retain water. My blood pressure is so much better. I no longer need the "reading glasses" I had been using for the past 2 months. I went back to Benicar, and I will never use Losartan (Cozaar) again as long as I live on this earth. I believe I was headed towards the rare but deadly side effect of "a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure." I am so thankful for the information I found online, which is why I am posting this. I think the internet saved my life.


Date: 2013-03-10 16:49:50
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: I have been using Cozaar 25mg for the past year until my insurance switched me to Losartan because it is the generic. For the past 30-60 days, I too have noticed an increasing, yet off and on pins and needles feeling in mostly my hands, arms and sometimes across my back, face and legs. It is most intense in the evening. Tonight, when I picked up my prescription, I asked the pharmacist to change me back to Cozaar to see if there are any changes. Either way, I will be seeing the Doctor as this feeling is difficult to ignore/tolerate.


Date: 2013-03-09 14:53:24
Reviewed by: Atwood
User rating: 7
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: The combination of Cozaar with Atenolol has been highly effective in controlling my blood pressure, which had been intractable previously. After using the Cozaar brand name for some generic brand losartan. Over the next few months I developed a severe heartburn problem. I did not associate it with the change to the generic until a year later when certain other reasons I switched back to the brand name. Almost immediately my heartburn problem subsided. Please be aware of this if you are using a generic instead of Cozaar and you develop heartburn.


Date: 2013-01-22 06:12:17
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: lowered by blood pressure 115/80


Date: 2012-12-21 18:51:31
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: I have been happy with the results, both numbers are lower. However, I have muscle and back pain and a few skin itches in the neck. Bottom line, although it works for me, I am going to make a big effort and loose weight (20 pounds) to stop taking blood pressure medicine. It seems all of them have side effects (I hated the cough from Lisonipril)


Date: 2012-12-10 04:34:51
Reviewed by: zinzan
User rating: 8
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: I do take Cozaar 25mg four times a day. Taking it once a day did not work for me but my doctor agreed to my suggestion to quarter the 100mg size and my blood pressure has come down well. I do also take Clonidine with it. This combination has brought my blood pressure down to 128/76. I must say I am lucky in that my doctor was prepared to go along with my suggestion of using these amounts rather than larger doses. Yes, one pill a day would be great, but these suit me better.


Date: 2012-10-17 13:03:52
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: I was on the brandname Cozaar for 6 months then was given the generic Losartan from the pharmacy. I too have experience contstant itching on my feet, hands and backs. I haven't noticed welts but do have a red spot on my arm. The feeling is awful. I have a Dr.'s appt soon. Can't wait to find out doctor's opinion. I once took Accupril and develped serious cough. I'm very concerned about the Losartan. The side affects are miserable.


Date: 2012-10-17 07:41:10
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: does medicine cause itchiness?


Date: 2012-09-22 13:03:14
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: I was on Cozaar and because of insurance was switched. I thought it was just me with the itching but now I see I'm not the only one. I take the pill about an hour before bed and it seems that the itching will start shortly after taking especially my feet and hands. I don't have a cough with this medication which is good. I also don't believe it's doing as good a job with my blood pressure that the Cozaar did. I have been on this medication approximately one month and get to see my doctor tomorrow to express my concerns.


Date: 2012-09-20 17:49:20
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Started taking this because Avapro was so expensive. Blood Pressure has not dropped much..140/90 and I have increased pulse rate after I take the pill. Only been on it for one month...we'll C


Date: 2012-08-31 06:46:39
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: blurred vision lightheadness increase BP


Date: 2012-08-31 00:36:54
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 4
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: Switched from Avapro 150mg to Losartan 100mg after my pharmacist suggested it due to the much cheaper price. Since I take the pill in the morning, I am EXTREMELY sleepy every afternoon. Second, I have very, very itchy skin-especially on my arms. Will go back to taking the pill before bedtime.


Date: 2012-08-20 09:37:30
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: high blood pressure 188- 90 from 138 -70


Date: 2012-08-15 23:01:58
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 6
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: I have had high blood pressure for years and have just started a medicine routine. I tried Zestril and had great results but did not like the cough. So, my doctor switched me to Cozaar. This makes me cough, makes me tired, dizzy, and constipated.


Date: 2012-08-10 06:50:48
Reviewed by: EDMARSHALL
User rating: 2
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: Very bad sore throat, cough and terrible headache. Lisinopril did the same thing. Micardis worked better but very expensive.


Date: 2012-07-29 14:04:04
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: This medication caused me to have severe muscle pain and tightness in my thighs and back. It was debilitating. This was an immediate side effect I experienced. I was only on it 3 days.


Date: 2012-06-30 23:33:56
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 10
Cozaar: See above.


Date: 2012-06-11 11:27:23
Reviewed by: Mark Andrew
User rating: 7
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: I have been taking generic Cozaar for about 3 months. Taking 25mg one time a day along with 12.5 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide. It mildly lowers my BP. I get readings near 120/80, but also get high readings some time as well. Dr wants to up dosage to 50mg per day. I want to wait a while as my BP isn't that bad yet and I am trying to slowly adjust to the side effects. I am constantly "dry" and thirsty for water. I have bad dizziness that gets really bad on occasion. The side effects are much less to me than Lisinopril which had me coughing 24/7 and gave me bad angioedema after 3 months.


Date: 2012-05-31 17:41:17
Reviewed by: kimbari
User rating: 2
Cozaar for High Blood Pressure: Started 25 mg Cozaar for hypertension when 100 mg atenolol 25 mg hydrochlorothiazide didn't lower my blood pressure and after lisinopril had me coughing 24/7. A couple of days after I started taking it, the tops of my feet and my ankles started to swell, I couldn't wear my shoes. I quit taking it, but when my doctor found out, she made me go back on it. I was okay for a couple of weeks, but the swelling came back, slightly mitigated by compression hose but only slightly. Back to the drawing board.


Date: 2012-05-15 02:28:24
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 9
Cozaar: Cozaar, an angeotensin receptor blocker, lowered my blood pressure without side effects.


Date: 2012-05-10 13:52:26
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: I have been on the brand name Cozaar almost since it came out ...that's over 10 years! Have NEVER had a problem and Cozaar was working well. Now it has gone generic and my insurance will no longer pay for the the brand. Well I too the generic for 3 days and thought I would die. I was dizzy, had difficulty walking, coughing, my pressure was extremely high..180/98...and I thought I was going to pass out. DO NOT TAKE THE GENERIC ..IT IS NOT EQUAL TO THE BRAND IT IS BAD!


Date: 2012-03-19 11:38:21
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 8
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: MY MD SWITCHED ME FROM LISINOPRIL TO LOSARTAN(50 MG PER DAY) AFTER EXPERIENCING TWO WEEKS OF SIDE EFFECTS THAT INCLUDED THE INFAMOUS NAGGING COUGH. AFTER JUST ONE WEEK ON LOSARTAN I FEEL MUCH BETTER, COUGH IS GONE AND MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS ON THE DECLINE. YEAH!


Date: 2012-03-12 10:44:31
Reviewed by: Anonymous
User rating: 2
Losartan for High Blood Pressure: After 4 days on this med I suffered from total kidney shutdown and sevre muscle pain. I will never take this again


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