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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

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

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  • Losartan and Hair loss

    I have been taking Losartan and have noticed some hair loss at the at the crown of head has anyone else had this problem. Thanks

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  • Linkage between stress and Hypertension

    Hi, Was thinking about the objective of dropping blood pressure, and I've been thru a range of drugs. None of which were pleasant or even without side effects. Tinnitis follows me daily from a combination-therapy attempt at controlling borderline BP.  NOnetheless, its a noble objective to cut...

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  • Losartan with Naproxen

    I take Losartan 50 mgms daily but also regularly take Naproxen as I have Rheumatoid arthritis. Now my GP wants me to have 6 monthly blood and urine tests. I have read the combination of these 2 drugs could affect kidney function. Has anyone any knowledge of this please?

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  • Hypertension ,

    I have had bad side effects from many tablets for high blood pressure , i was on Losartan but am now on Candesartan ,,the same family of drugs ! i get knee pain,back pain ,dizziness to name a few side effects ,, If i stop them my B/P goes up yet if i take them i feel so bad ! im at my wits end now and...

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  • Anxiety coming back after being put on irbesartan

    Hi i have general anxiety disorder and high blood pressure. My gp took me off of benicar and put me on Irbesartan 300 and norvasc 10mg. Into it about 4 months and my anxiety is off the wall. Will this drugs cause this i take 30 mg of paxil daily.

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  • Eprosartan

    Re: Angiotensin Ii Receptor Blocker       EPROSARTAN Has anyone experience, and if so, details, please, with the ARB mentioned above.  My Dr. prescribed them 6 weeks ago to replace Olmesartan which have no effect, no side effects.  I had never heard of Eprosartan but have...

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  • candesartan and arthritis

    Has anyone else experienced excessive joint pain while on candesartan? or is it a long term side effect of  the Amlodipine which I stopped 3 months ago? In Februayr Iwent to the dr. to check about my knee pain which is due to arthritis, she said my blood pressure hadn't been checked for a while...

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  • ARB alternative uses?

    Angiotensin Receptor Blockers are being investigated for other applications related to anxiety and stress because of its modulating effect on the heart and brain and how these react when dealing with stress. Would anyone know if ARB could be used to control the physical symptoms of anxiety experienced...

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  • Help and advice taking Losartan for high blood pressure

    Hi, I am looking for some advice and support on behalf of my husband who is trying to take losartan to lower his blood pressure. He has IGA nephropathy and has had this for four years. He is a fit 34 year old. His kidney function is declining which is very scary. The problem he has is that...

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  • ARB causing chest pain?

    Bear with me, but these are the specific details ive experienced... Im 26 y/o male fit and relatively healthy than most. Have a bevy of family history of hypertension. Earliest i recall having taken a high bp of 140/90 was when i was around 20 y/o. For 6 yrs, tried to control with only diet and exercise....

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  • Candesartan ups and downs

    After taking the Amias version of Candesartan for some weeks I took two doses (8mg OD) of the generic version produced by Sandoz. Then I woke up during the night really struggling to breathe. It lasted about two hours. My nose was blocked and I struggled to clear my throat. A strong allergic reaction...

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  • Olmesartan no effect on blood pressure

    I have been on Olmesartan on and off for several years. Apart from suffering the usual side effects, it has no effect on my blood pressure.  Unfortunately, I can´t tolerate the normally added HCT and react badly to calcium channel blockers too, I was, so to speak stuck.  Dr at the end...

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  • Norvasc - side effects

    Hi, I have been taking Norvasc 5 mg's for 2 weeks.  I have had, what I think are miserable side effects.  Ive been walking around with a foggy feeling, unclear vision, on and off nausea, headaches.  Just feeling unwell.  Since I have started with blood pressure medications in...

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  • irbesartan

    I have been taking this drug for 6 years. 4 weeks into using it I got out of bed and the whole of my lower back locked leaving me in the most unbearable pain. Never had a back problem before. Since then my muscle twitch everynow and then and I am having regular physio for my back. My weight has increased...

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  • Losartan/dry mouth

    Does anyone out there on Losartan (25mg) have a very dry mouth caused by lack of saliva? Also a feeling that the skin was coming off the inside of my mouth. My dentist says this may be caused by Losartan and it might result in gum disease. Anybody with the same symptoms?

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  • Lorstartan side effects

    I'm new to this forum so please forgive me if this message is duplicated elsewhere. I've been taking this drug @ 50mg/day for three years and have always suffered from a dry cough and post-nasal drip symptoms when tired, run down or recovering from the occasional cold etc. Othe postings seem...

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  • Candesartan. dry painful eyes.

    after minimal success with unbearable side effects of amniodipine...my gp is trying to manage my blood pressure on cadersartan. sadly my eyes have reacted ...dry sore painful to blink.....in fact unbearable. has anyone else experienced this dry eye syndrome, certianly I shall be seeing my Gp as I cannot...

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  • Candesartan making me ill ?

    Have been on candesartan for a month and have been feeling really ill, palpitations.dizzyness faint feelings bad heads . Anybody else like this? Or is it something else?

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  • Losartan

    Hi my GP has just prescribed Losartan, after 3 days I am experiencing headaches , tension in face and jaw ache,  He suggested I stop for 3 days but said it was not side effects of the drug but my fibromyalgia condition. I'm not convinced as after 3 days without the drug I began to feel better....

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  • Increase in losartan , feel sick

    After turning 60 this year I have had 1 ailment after another. Tore my rotator cuff in April, developed systemic muscle stiffness and aches after the tear, and recently fell and broke a bone in my ankle and re- hurt my rotator cuff. Through all of this my blood pressure has continued to climb. GP increased...

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  • Best time to take Losartan

    Hi I wonder if anybody has some advice based on personal experience please. I recently started on losartan ....it is beginning to work in terms of lowering my blood pressure but i wake up every morning & i'm OK for the first 30 minutes or so & then the side effects kick in .... dizziness,...

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  • Losartan .... How long before it starts to work ?

    Hi A week ago I came off my regular bisoprolol tablet as I've been symptomatic ..... dizzy,brain zaps, fuzzy head, neck ache, week legs, feeling of disassociation ....as well as a kind of 'disconnect' between my fuzzy brain & my legs !!! It's 4 years since my aortic valve replacement...

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  • Losartan over-treatment

    I have been on this medication for ten years, firstly 50mgs, (tolerable), and a couple of weeks ago my gp upped it to 100 mgs. I have chronic fatigue resulting from a brain haem several years ago, and this amount is intolerable and worsening my symptoms; fatigue, poor concentration, intense itch upper...

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  • I am a 62 years old male. Prescribed Olmetec 10mg once d...

    I am a 62 years old male. Prescribed Olmetec 10mg once daily for hypertension as other drugs were not working at the time. After 4 days I experienced breathlessness while walking and tests at GP did not resolve the problem. Sent to A & E and tests there came to no conclusion - diagnosis inconclusive....

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  • losartan

    I am 60 yr old been diagnosed with high blood pressure ,doctor has given me losartan 12.5mg been taking them for 2 month's now, felt dizzy at first so I take them at night instead of morning I feel tired all the time and my joint's hurt everyday especially my knees I used to walk my dogs daily ,...

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  • reactions to Losartan Potassium?

    After being on 26 mg of Losartan Potassium for about a year, my cardiologist has increased it to 50 mg for about two weeks now.  Shortly before the increase I eeveloped an ecsema rash on my legs. Since the increase, the rash has gotten much worse and I seem to itch all over, especially at night....

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  • Effects of taking the drug Losartan

    I have been taken Losartan for almost a year now, and I find I have a very dry nouth, insomnia and at times a dry cough, sometimes  I fel like I am going to choke. Has anybody else experienced any of these symtomts while on Losartan Valerie

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  • losartan and urinary tract infection

    Has anyone experienced a urinary tract infection when taking this medication? I have only been on losartan one week and have severe pain in lower abdomen and frequently need to urinate.

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  • BLOOD PRESSURE MED

    I'VE BEEN ON LOSARTAN POTASSIUM FOR BOUT THREE WEEKS. I NOTICED A FEW DAYS AGO I FELT LIKE THIS HUGE KA-THUNK IN MY CHEST LIKE A STOP START FEELIN OF MY HEARTBEAT. I SKIPPED A DOSE AND DIDNT HAV THAT FEELIN. CANT SAY IT WAS THE MED FOR SURE. BUT THAT WAS A FIRST. I TRIED SO MANY B/P MEDS IN THE...

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  • Candesarten tablets

    I have been on these tablets (8mg) for approx 7 1/2 months, only recently i have been experiencing lower back pain and it now seems as if it is starting at lower back and moving up toward middle of back. I have had my urine tested and is shows no sign of an infection. I plan to visit my doctor again,...

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  • Coming off candesarten

    I have been taking candersartan at 16mg for about a year for migraines. They havn't massively been helping and about a week and a half I rano ut of tablets, couldn't make it to the doctor for a few days and then thought if it wasn't working and it has been a few days, I may as well stop....

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  • on candersartan still having probs

    Hi been on 4mg  candersartan for awhile and b/p has been ok had a few headaches recently thought nothing of it anyway i joined the health improvement team and they checked my b/p it was up again 148/98 was advised see doctor as wont be able to do exercise part can b/p medication stop working properly

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  • Candesartan causing High blood pressure?

    My mum, 85 with Alzheimers etc, has had rising BP... recently they stopped the Valsartan and since then the BP has seemed to rise... the Candesartan which they substituted is being raised but so far has not had the desired effect... although the BP is still within what the Doctors call tolerable limits...

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