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Losartan potassium generic
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glojudd posted:
I am kind of new at this, but after looking up losartan and finding out so many people were having same problems as myself, I wanted to say a few things too. My doctor started me on cozaar one year ago 50 mg. a day. At first I was fine. B ut I guess because our ins. co. was not paying for that anymore, the walmart ppharmacy filled with generic potassium, & said nothing to me about it, I looked at bottles from before & it said cozaar 50 mg. , now I look at bottle & it is losartan potassium 50 mg. For the past couple months I have had very severe headaches, eye pain, chest pain, my doctor thought I was having migrane headaches & sinus infection & upper respitory infection & put me on anti-biotic, and migrane meds & another blood pressure med to take at bedtime, vverapamil 120mg er, pain med wwhich did not even touch severe headache. I have never in my life had a headache & eye pain like I have been having, and my heart pounding, severe neck pain in bback, back pain, stomach pain, leg cramps, bruising, etc. The list just goes on. Thank-you all for your input on webMD. If there is a class action suit, I will want to be a part of this, absolutely. I felt as if I was going to die for real.
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02Corazon responded:
I was on a beta blocker for hypertension, as I couldn't tolerate the drugs my [then> doctor was prescribing. My new doctor told me that I was at high risk of stroke if I didn't switch to Losartin, and I would "live a few years longer if I did". I tried the 250mg he prescribed and had severe leg cramps. Since I have metal plates in one leg due to an accident this was painful. I got the dose reduced to 120mg and got cramps in my back muscles, so painful that I couldn't sit up to get out of bed, or stand erect when I rolled out. My heart rate had been very fast; I got red, itchy hands and itched in various other places on my body: Dizziness and thirst. I have taken myself off this drug and am just using Acetominophen for the pain. If this is what it takes to "live a few years longer", then forget about it.
 
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darmokatkemoo responded:
I just started losartan in December & right away my life changed in horrible ways. SEVERE headaches, blurred vision, infections, breathing difficulties, but the worse is severe anxiety with fear reactions, TOTALLY new for me!!! And the 'stuff' never controlled my hypertension. My doctors, who are kind caring , both said this med is well tolerated and prescribed an extra 50 mg in the afternoon if my pressure stayed up. It did, I did, and the horrible 'side effects' became unbearable!!!! 2 days off losartan and some problems are going away but the anxiety is still here and I am now on Xanax for it. Has this med changed my personality forever, I can't let that happen!!! AND I do not want this to happen to anyone else. Is there a class action suite? This dangerous drug must be stopped!!!!
Please respond if you know anything about this!!!


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