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Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: Dmccar 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 23

After more than 10 years taking this medication i have develop a dry cough and sore throat which my allergist thinks it is coming from the hyzaar has anyone experience this?

Related Reading: sore throat | hyzaar

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Salt and sodium are the same. See Answer
Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: Dmccar 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 23

After more than 10 years taking this medication i have develop a dry cough and sore throat which my allergist thinks it is coming from the hyzaar has anyone experience this?

Related Reading: sore throat | hyzaar

Comment from: liangjuan 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 20

I had taken this medicine for 12 years already for mild hp. had some side effect such as dizzy. recent years I develop a bad allergy with running nose and cough. I finally read that these are side effect of the medicine indeed . I plan to cut down or stop take it .

Related Reading: allergy

Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: Dmccar 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 23

After more than 10 years taking this medication i have develop a dry cough and sore throat which my allergist thinks it is coming from the hyzaar has anyone experience this?

Related Reading: sore throat | hyzaar

Comment from: liangjuan 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 20

I had taken this medicine for 12 years already for mild hp. had some side effect such as dizzy. recent years I develop a bad allergy with running nose and cough. I finally read that these are side effect of the medicine indeed . I plan to cut down or stop take it .

Related Reading: allergy

Comment from: Tina 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 07

After 3 days of being on this medication I began to experience muscle weaknesss and blurred vision. I couldn't even hold my arms up when washing my hair. I stopped taking this med and noticed that the weakness went away. Restarted the med and noticed the same symptoms had returned. So I d/c'd the medicine and contacted my physician.

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Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: Dmccar 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 23

After more than 10 years taking this medication i have develop a dry cough and sore throat which my allergist thinks it is coming from the hyzaar has anyone experience this?

Related Reading: sore throat | hyzaar

Comment from: liangjuan 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 20

I had taken this medicine for 12 years already for mild hp. had some side effect such as dizzy. recent years I develop a bad allergy with running nose and cough. I finally read that these are side effect of the medicine indeed . I plan to cut down or stop take it .

Related Reading: allergy

Comment from: Tina 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 07

After 3 days of being on this medication I began to experience muscle weaknesss and blurred vision. I couldn't even hold my arms up when washing my hair. I stopped taking this med and noticed that the weakness went away. Restarted the med and noticed the same symptoms had returned. So I d/c'd the medicine and contacted my physician.

Comment from: MoMac 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 31

Have been on this med for 8 months. Was keeping my BP in check, but recently started having problems. Extreme lower back pain, blurred vision, tingling & pain in joints.....have doctors appointment to get off of this! Had to switch to this med because of insurance...was on benicar before and never had any problems with it in 5 years of using it!

Related Reading: lower back pain | benicar

Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: Dmccar 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 23

After more than 10 years taking this medication i have develop a dry cough and sore throat which my allergist thinks it is coming from the hyzaar has anyone experience this?

Related Reading: sore throat | hyzaar

Comment from: liangjuan 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 20

I had taken this medicine for 12 years already for mild hp. had some side effect such as dizzy. recent years I develop a bad allergy with running nose and cough. I finally read that these are side effect of the medicine indeed . I plan to cut down or stop take it .

Related Reading: allergy

Comment from: Tina 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 07

After 3 days of being on this medication I began to experience muscle weaknesss and blurred vision. I couldn't even hold my arms up when washing my hair. I stopped taking this med and noticed that the weakness went away. Restarted the med and noticed the same symptoms had returned. So I d/c'd the medicine and contacted my physician.

Comment from: MoMac 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 31

Have been on this med for 8 months. Was keeping my BP in check, but recently started having problems. Extreme lower back pain, blurred vision, tingling & pain in joints.....have doctors appointment to get off of this! Had to switch to this med because of insurance...was on benicar before and never had any problems with it in 5 years of using it!

Related Reading: lower back pain | benicar

Comment from: kim 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 09

I originally was put on a high dose,, then cut in half because I was feeling overall crappy and had extremely dry mouth,, went to half a pill, still had the dry mouth although not as bad, had pressure in my head and slight chest pain while taking,, also developed a hemorrage in the eye,, not sure if this caused this or not,, it did relieve the swelling i get in my legs, it was not as bad,, if it did not make me feel like crap I diffently would take

Related Reading: dry mouth | chest pain

Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: Dmccar 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 23

After more than 10 years taking this medication i have develop a dry cough and sore throat which my allergist thinks it is coming from the hyzaar has anyone experience this?

Related Reading: sore throat | hyzaar

Comment from: liangjuan 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 20

I had taken this medicine for 12 years already for mild hp. had some side effect such as dizzy. recent years I develop a bad allergy with running nose and cough. I finally read that these are side effect of the medicine indeed . I plan to cut down or stop take it .

Related Reading: allergy

Comment from: Tina 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 07

After 3 days of being on this medication I began to experience muscle weaknesss and blurred vision. I couldn't even hold my arms up when washing my hair. I stopped taking this med and noticed that the weakness went away. Restarted the med and noticed the same symptoms had returned. So I d/c'd the medicine and contacted my physician.

Comment from: MoMac 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 31

Have been on this med for 8 months. Was keeping my BP in check, but recently started having problems. Extreme lower back pain, blurred vision, tingling & pain in joints.....have doctors appointment to get off of this! Had to switch to this med because of insurance...was on benicar before and never had any problems with it in 5 years of using it!

Related Reading: lower back pain | benicar

Comment from: kim 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 09

I originally was put on a high dose,, then cut in half because I was feeling overall crappy and had extremely dry mouth,, went to half a pill, still had the dry mouth although not as bad, had pressure in my head and slight chest pain while taking,, also developed a hemorrage in the eye,, not sure if this caused this or not,, it did relieve the swelling i get in my legs, it was not as bad,, if it did not make me feel like crap I diffently would take

Related Reading: dry mouth | chest pain

Comment from: Healthy Living 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 07

This medication has caused high uric acid in my urine, it has also caused red pin dots on my skin, and has increased my blood sugar level. I have also suffered with ocular problems since taking this medication!

Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: Dmccar 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 23

After more than 10 years taking this medication i have develop a dry cough and sore throat which my allergist thinks it is coming from the hyzaar has anyone experience this?

Related Reading: sore throat | hyzaar

Comment from: liangjuan 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 20

I had taken this medicine for 12 years already for mild hp. had some side effect such as dizzy. recent years I develop a bad allergy with running nose and cough. I finally read that these are side effect of the medicine indeed . I plan to cut down or stop take it .

Related Reading: allergy

Comment from: Tina 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 07

After 3 days of being on this medication I began to experience muscle weaknesss and blurred vision. I couldn't even hold my arms up when washing my hair. I stopped taking this med and noticed that the weakness went away. Restarted the med and noticed the same symptoms had returned. So I d/c'd the medicine and contacted my physician.

Comment from: MoMac 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 31

Have been on this med for 8 months. Was keeping my BP in check, but recently started having problems. Extreme lower back pain, blurred vision, tingling & pain in joints.....have doctors appointment to get off of this! Had to switch to this med because of insurance...was on benicar before and never had any problems with it in 5 years of using it!

Related Reading: lower back pain | benicar

Comment from: kim 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 09

I originally was put on a high dose,, then cut in half because I was feeling overall crappy and had extremely dry mouth,, went to half a pill, still had the dry mouth although not as bad, had pressure in my head and slight chest pain while taking,, also developed a hemorrage in the eye,, not sure if this caused this or not,, it did relieve the swelling i get in my legs, it was not as bad,, if it did not make me feel like crap I diffently would take

Related Reading: dry mouth | chest pain

Comment from: Healthy Living 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 07

This medication has caused high uric acid in my urine, it has also caused red pin dots on my skin, and has increased my blood sugar level. I have also suffered with ocular problems since taking this medication!

Comment from: juro59 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 01

Hyzaar works fine...generic made in India gives me intestinal problems after taking about 10 pills......

Related Reading: hyzaar

Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: Dmccar 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 23

After more than 10 years taking this medication i have develop a dry cough and sore throat which my allergist thinks it is coming from the hyzaar has anyone experience this?

Related Reading: sore throat | hyzaar

Comment from: liangjuan 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 20

I had taken this medicine for 12 years already for mild hp. had some side effect such as dizzy. recent years I develop a bad allergy with running nose and cough. I finally read that these are side effect of the medicine indeed . I plan to cut down or stop take it .

Related Reading: allergy

Comment from: Tina 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 07

After 3 days of being on this medication I began to experience muscle weaknesss and blurred vision. I couldn't even hold my arms up when washing my hair. I stopped taking this med and noticed that the weakness went away. Restarted the med and noticed the same symptoms had returned. So I d/c'd the medicine and contacted my physician.

Comment from: MoMac 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 31

Have been on this med for 8 months. Was keeping my BP in check, but recently started having problems. Extreme lower back pain, blurred vision, tingling & pain in joints.....have doctors appointment to get off of this! Had to switch to this med because of insurance...was on benicar before and never had any problems with it in 5 years of using it!

Related Reading: lower back pain | benicar

Comment from: kim 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 09

I originally was put on a high dose,, then cut in half because I was feeling overall crappy and had extremely dry mouth,, went to half a pill, still had the dry mouth although not as bad, had pressure in my head and slight chest pain while taking,, also developed a hemorrage in the eye,, not sure if this caused this or not,, it did relieve the swelling i get in my legs, it was not as bad,, if it did not make me feel like crap I diffently would take

Related Reading: dry mouth | chest pain

Comment from: Healthy Living 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 07

This medication has caused high uric acid in my urine, it has also caused red pin dots on my skin, and has increased my blood sugar level. I have also suffered with ocular problems since taking this medication!

Comment from: juro59 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 01

Hyzaar works fine...generic made in India gives me intestinal problems after taking about 10 pills......

Related Reading: hyzaar

Comment from: ? 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

generic form Losartan not working.. having pressure in chest and lightheadedness and blood pressure higher 198/90.

Comment from: bluesboy72 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 04

Although it did help lower my BP it has given me a constant dry cough, sore throat, insomnia and cold/flu sysmptoms. I have also experienced blurred vision, back and chest pains and rapid heartbeat.

Related Reading: sore throat | insomnia | flu

Comment from: Dmccar 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 23

After more than 10 years taking this medication i have develop a dry cough and sore throat which my allergist thinks it is coming from the hyzaar has anyone experience this?

Related Reading: sore throat | hyzaar

Comment from: liangjuan 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 20

I had taken this medicine for 12 years already for mild hp. had some side effect such as dizzy. recent years I develop a bad allergy with running nose and cough. I finally read that these are side effect of the medicine indeed . I plan to cut down or stop take it .

Related Reading: allergy

Comment from: Tina 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 07

After 3 days of being on this medication I began to experience muscle weaknesss and blurred vision. I couldn't even hold my arms up when washing my hair. I stopped taking this med and noticed that the weakness went away. Restarted the med and noticed the same symptoms had returned. So I d/c'd the medicine and contacted my physician.

Comment from: MoMac 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 31

Have been on this med for 8 months. Was keeping my BP in check, but recently started having problems. Extreme lower back pain, blurred vision, tingling & pain in joints.....have doctors appointment to get off of this! Had to switch to this med because of insurance...was on benicar before and never had any problems with it in 5 years of using it!

Related Reading: lower back pain | benicar

Comment from: kim 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 09

I originally was put on a high dose,, then cut in half because I was feeling overall crappy and had extremely dry mouth,, went to half a pill, still had the dry mouth although not as bad, had pressure in my head and slight chest pain while taking,, also developed a hemorrage in the eye,, not sure if this caused this or not,, it did relieve the swelling i get in my legs, it was not as bad,, if it did not make me feel like crap I diffently would take

Related Reading: dry mouth | chest pain

Comment from: Healthy Living 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 07

This medication has caused high uric acid in my urine, it has also caused red pin dots on my skin, and has increased my blood sugar level. I have also suffered with ocular problems since taking this medication!

Comment from: juro59 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 01

Hyzaar works fine...generic made in India gives me intestinal problems after taking about 10 pills......

Related Reading: hyzaar

Comment from: ? 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 11

generic form Losartan not working.. having pressure in chest and lightheadedness and blood pressure higher 198/90.

Comment from: hemmings 65-74 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: September 20

My physician withdrew it because of low blood pressure. About a week later I developed gout like symptoms in my feet and overall foot pain. I have less upper body pain but quite a bit of continuing neck pain which I had for years.

Related Reading: low blood pressure | gout | foot pain

QUESTION

Salt and sodium are the same. See Answer
Comment from: AJ 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 24

It was fine at first. Now I am experiencing extreme hand, leg and foot cramps, along with some light headedness.

Comment from: AJ 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 24

It was fine at first. Now I am experiencing extreme hand, leg and foot cramps, along with some light headedness.

Comment from: bessiehb 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 11

has performed the job well for an extended period of tiem.

Comment from: AJ 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 24

It was fine at first. Now I am experiencing extreme hand, leg and foot cramps, along with some light headedness.

Comment from: bessiehb 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 11

has performed the job well for an extended period of tiem.

Comment from: PJ 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 14

When taking this medication is causes to have cramps in my feet which I know is from a decrease in my K+ and I also take a K+ supplement and drink plenty of water but the cramps still come

Comment from: AJ 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 24

It was fine at first. Now I am experiencing extreme hand, leg and foot cramps, along with some light headedness.

Comment from: bessiehb 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 11

has performed the job well for an extended period of tiem.

Comment from: PJ 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 14

When taking this medication is causes to have cramps in my feet which I know is from a decrease in my K+ and I also take a K+ supplement and drink plenty of water but the cramps still come

Comment from: Dixie 75 or over Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: December 21

After trying 12 drugs for hypertension, with strong side effects from each, Hyzaar had the least side effects and controlled the blood pressure.

Related Reading: hyzaar

Comment from: AJ 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 24

It was fine at first. Now I am experiencing extreme hand, leg and foot cramps, along with some light headedness.

Comment from: bessiehb 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 11

has performed the job well for an extended period of tiem.

Comment from: PJ 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 14

When taking this medication is causes to have cramps in my feet which I know is from a decrease in my K+ and I also take a K+ supplement and drink plenty of water but the cramps still come

Comment from: Dixie 75 or over Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: December 21

After trying 12 drugs for hypertension, with strong side effects from each, Hyzaar had the least side effects and controlled the blood pressure.

Related Reading: hyzaar

Comment from: blacklick 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 25

leg cramps,makes it almost impossible to go for long walks,urinate often which is a pain. and headaches calling the doctor to get off of this it is loaded with to many side effect let alone the absence of a sex life with this medicine.

Comment from: AJ 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: April 24

It was fine at first. Now I am experiencing extreme hand, leg and foot cramps, along with some light headedness.

Comment from: bessiehb 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 11

has performed the job well for an extended period of tiem.

Comment from: PJ 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: February 14

When taking this medication is causes to have cramps in my feet which I know is from a decrease in my K+ and I also take a K+ supplement and drink plenty of water but the cramps still come

Comment from: Dixie 75 or over Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: December 21

After trying 12 drugs for hypertension, with strong side effects from each, Hyzaar had the least side effects and controlled the blood pressure.

Related Reading: hyzaar

Comment from: blacklick 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 25

leg cramps,makes it almost impossible to go for long walks,urinate often which is a pain. and headaches calling the doctor to get off of this it is loaded with to many side effect let alone the absence of a sex life with this medicine.

Comment from: bdooners1 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 14

The generic made by Teva Pharm has caused side effects, i,e, upset stomach, swollen eyes.

Related Reading: stomach

References
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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