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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

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

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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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  • 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 although...

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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 put...

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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 congestion...

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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 have...

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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 and...

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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 recommended....

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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 only...

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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 also...

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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 Amlodipine...

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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 the...

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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 counteract...

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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 increase...

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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 be...

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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 following...

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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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  • 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 suggestions...

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  • Broke my ankle

    I am 55 years old and broke my ankle in 3 places  and the same foot in 2 places... I am 2 days into this and my foot is throbbing. I will be operated on Monday.  Any advice?

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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 they...

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  • Told to stop losartan

    Hi I've been told to come off Losartan by my go as it was making me dizzy and made me feel generally unwell. I was on Ramapril before that...low dose which gave me the same symptoms. My go has said I look like I shouldn't be on no medication. I was only on losartan for 3 weeks but on Ramapril...

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  • Side effects of Tablets

    I wrote on here before about the terrible side effects i get from Hypertension tablets , a few months on and i am still suffering and at the end of the road in more ways than one , i was told just to take Bisoprolol which i can take ,however it is not enough and my BP is now sometimes too high ,My GP...

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  • Can olmesartan cause heart palpitations?

    hi, i had high blood pressure a few months ago, but it has gone down to normal now. Doctor believes it was caused by high cholesterol. Which I take meds for to. Anyway, Dr put me on olmesartan 20mg to take of a night, I take them at night due to them making me dizzy. The first few weeks of taking...

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  • Candesartan for Migraines - anyone else

    Him Ive been prescribed Candesartan 4mg (rising to 8mg soon) for the prevention of migraines (nothing to do with blood pressure). Ive been taking them a week and I have been experiencing the moist horrendous nausea and occassional vomiting all week. Ive also been to the GP this week and got antibiotics...

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  • Losartan and UTIs

    Is anyone taking Losartan Potassium for their high blood pressure, please?  I have been taking Losartan 50mg for 3+ years, with various other drugs being added along the way, all with intolerable side effects so all stopped apart from the Losartan with the dose being increased to 100mg at the beginning...

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  • Feel Weak and have Muscle Twitching for 2 years

    Hi. I have had muscle twitching for at least 2 years now. They come and go daily but somedays its all over the body but sometimes its at one spot for days. Went to get checked up but they think its muscle fasciculation and nothing serious. I play cricket and played for scotland u15 last year so very...

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  • I know it was Avapro (Irbesartan)

    I started Avapro just before I started college to treat my high blood pressure due to kidney disease. It completely drained me of energy. I was so tired I had trouble concentrating and spent most of my time sleeping. I did go back to my specialist and gp to tell them the issues I was having but they...

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  • wish me luck..losartan dose doubling tonight

    After talking with the kidney doctor, he wants my blood pressure under 120 over 80. This morning it was 124 over 81. He requested I take 100 MG of losartan instead of 50 MG.  He also asked me to take it right before bed time. I'm hoping I don't go to low. I take toprol Xl in the morning....

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  • annoying catarrh

    I have had ongoing rhinitis and catarrh affecting my throat for a few years which is driving me crazy. I am beginning to think that the candisartan I am taking for hypertension is the cause. I am wondering if anyone else has similar symptoms ?

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