Losartan Causing Extreme Fatigue and Dizziness/Vertigo

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Hello Everyone,

I was taking the same dosage of Losartan 50mg. 3 weeks into taking my BP, I started to feel extreme fatigue and dizziness/vertigo, nausea, muscle pain, and headache. I was to the point that I cannot concentrate or drive a car. But at the time, I did not make the connection and kept on taking the BP medication for another 2 or 3 weeks. Then my wife suggested to look into the side effects of Losartan and sure enough, therer are many others that experience the same side effects as I am. I immediately started and well to see my doctor, he did not think Losartan had anything to do with it but was OK for me to stop. It has been be over 6 weeks since I stopped and I still experience these symptons. The extreme fatigue is really killing me. I cannot last a normal day without taking at least one nap. I would have thought, after more than 6 weeks the Losartan would ahve been out of my system by now. What are you thoughts?

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    I ran out of one of my BP pills (amlodipine), and I took Losartan instead and I felt bad myself the next day.  I do know that with what I take Perindopryl and amlodipine it is better if I take them in the morning because in my case it affects my bladder and gives me a side effect as if there was an issue with my prostate.  When I take in the morning then the morning wee is like that of a 20 year old (I am 54) but if I take it at night, well...  Also it took me a long time to discover these things.  Even after stopping the pills altogether I had some of these weeing side effects very bad.  I can tell you from experience that these side effects seem to be very non-linear and very confusing, at least that is my experience.  It is very difficult to ascribe causality to the pills although one is certain that they have something to do with the side effect.  One is certain but it is difficult to prove it.
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    Did the Doctor put you on another BP tablet ??

    I have found they all and I mean all hve horrible side affects.

     I would say it could take a good 2-3 months for the symptoms to subside.

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      I think I must be very fortunate. I have been on BP tablets since the age of 47 (I am now 67) and in all that time I have only had one with horrible unacceptable side effects and that was amplidone. All the others I have been on have been changed because they stopped working. When I did stop amlodipine the unwanted side effects stopped within a month.
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      You have been lucky Gill, I have tried about 11 so far and have had horrible side effects.  What are you on now.  Alodopine made my ankles swell over my shoes, and dropped by BP too low.  Doctor told me to stop taking them and go home and rest, took a while for my body to get back to normal.
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      I had the same side effect as you with amlodipine plus very frequent urination - difficult as I have severe mobility problems. At the moment I am on  enalapril 20 since beginning of October and at the moment seem to be working.
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      Sandy -- Thanks for your reply. Woke up this morning feeling dizzy and tired. What a way to start the day! I hope you're right that it will eventual start to subside, hopefully soon. I've an appt to see an ENT doctor next Monday just to make sure I don't have head sinus infection that is causing this.

      The doctor was OK for me not taking anymore BP pills. I decided to completely change my diet, otherwise I'm healthy and workout regularly.

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      You could have a sinus infection...then again you could have a stuffy bedroom,even if it is cold you still need some air in.

      Drink plenty of Water David...flush the bugger out your system...and I do recommend taking a Berroca a day...I take the one with Guarana in it. Only during the Winter.

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    Hi, I was looking at this site trying to find out why I have had extreme fatique.

    I have an autoimune disease and one of the things that you can get is

    fatique. I had other problems a lot of what you discribed plus loose stools.

    I have taken Losartan 25 for a year or so and then my doctor raised my dosage

    to 50. I am going to talk to my Dr. because I don't want to take this anymore.

    I have a problem with lots of meds and my eyes are also bothering me and I feel like it's effecting my driving. I seem to be very sensitive to light in the eyes and live in So. California so it's not good.

    Thanks for posting this because I couldn't figure out what was going on.

    Lynn

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      Know you posted a year ago. Ut thsnk you. Have multiple sclerosis and have been on Benicar for 5 years. Switched me to generic and seemed to cause problems so doctor suggested try Losartan. Experience from hell for past month with dizziness constantly, blurry vision, headache and dry cough. Going back to generic Benicar and if bothersome need to get prior authorization for  Benicar. Crazy hoops you  jump through  but thanks as thought was loosing mind or MS had really gotten worse..
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