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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

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

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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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  • Am still trying to find a tablet i can take for hypertension !

    Recently both my CRP and ESR were raised , my DR said i must have an infection but ? where . can candesartan get into the blood stream and cause this does anyone know ? My life has been so bad since i had to start BP medication ,,, thanks to all the lovely folk who replied before to my posts  !

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  • Candesartan side effects

    I've been taking this drug for a month and am experiencing a lot of pain in knee joints, is there anyone else who has experienced a similar (although uncommon) side effect?

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  • Candesartan, Amlodipine and Grapeseed extract

    I was on 5mg Amlodipine for many years and about 3 years ago my GP added 4mg candesartan.  I have suffered with bleeding gums and didnt think it could be a side effect of amlodipine.  Thought candesartan was the culprit.   My nice young dentist was wondering if it was actually the amlodipine...

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  • Too many meds, morning surges can't be controlled

    Patient is a 65 years old woman with diabatese and high blood pressure, she used to take Losartan Pottasium 50 mg early morning + concor 5 mg at night which kept BP readings to about 150/80 but she would often wake up to a high reading of + 195/95. 1 month ago, her doctor added Natrilix 2.5 mg to the...

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  • Losartin cough

    I was put on a 50mg dose of this as the Rampril I was on for years gave me a hacking cough. Only taking this two weeks and the cough has started again, doctor says there is no cough with this but I can't lie flat at night because of the cough 

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  • Ramipril and losartan

    reading the effects of above on other guests. I just wanted to confirm that I was put on 2.5mg ramipril last year , having suffered from Coughs for 3 months, asked my GP to change the drug ( as my mother had suffered 2 years before it was diagnosed and the doctor changed her ramipril, what...

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  • Candesartan Cilextil so many side effects for me, help!!

    Hi, I have been on Candesartan Cilextil 8mg for well over a year now and have a list of side effects. Wondered if anyone else has had any of these: Stuffy, congested, pressurised head and ears.Tinnitus and crackly ear sounds. Severe anxiety, mild panic attacks. Heart palpitations, even when resting....

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  • retired

     have been taken Lorsartan for about 4yr. now. Was only told have HBP...no sugar. problem ever...no my labs came in and from 80, 90, my sugar jumped to 109...I am thinking maybe to much Icecream over the weekend...does lorsartan in long term cause diabetes...no doctors that i have had present and...

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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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