Hypertension :: Losartan And NSAIDS

Oct 28, 2014

I have had knee problems off and on for about seven years. Yesterday my doctor decided that my cartilage has finally 'Gone', probably finished by getting off our local trains where not only do you have to Mind the Gap but have a good two feet to step down. He is arranging for another X-Ray prior to discussing my surgical options. Two years ago after the last X-ray I was told that my knee was in good condition for my age:-)

Meantime he reluctantly prescribed an NSAID ( Naproxen) after considering my BP and past stomach ulcer and other problems.

Reading the packet insert it tells me that Losartan and most hypertensive drugs may be affected by how NSAIDS  work.

Googling Naproxen + Losartan I read,  "Significant interaction possible (monitoring by your doctor required).

losartan oral , naproxen oral . Either increases toxicity of the other by Other mechanism. Combination may reduce kidney function, particularly in elderly or volume depleted individuals.

naproxen oral decreases effects of losartan oral by opposing drug effects. Combination may reduce blood pressure reducing effect"

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NSAIDs :: Naproxen With Losartan

I take Naproxen for Rheumatoid arthritis but as I have high blood pressure I also need to take Losartan 50 mgms daily. My GP now wants me to have 6 monthly blood and urine tests. I think this is because these drugs combined can cause kidney problems. Has anyone come across this before?

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Hypertension :: Lisinopril Vs. Losartan

I was started on Lisinopril and had a terrible cough so doc switched me to 25mg Losartan. I have been taking it since January 11th. the drug works well as far as no side effects but it seems like BP is higher than when I was on Lisinopril and my numbers are all over the board.

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Hypertension :: Losartan - Morning Or At Night?

just started losartan today this is the 4th tablet I've been prescribed hoping side effects aren't to bad this time. Is there any benefit in taking meds at night instead of morning as they make me light headed and dizzy. Anyone got anything good to say about this particular tablet .Hope this one doesn't give me a cough again just got that settled after lisinopril.

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Hypertension :: Losartan - Woolly-headed When Moving Around

I have recently been put onto Losartan, after developing a Ramipril cough. After some adjustment, it has been agreed with my GP to put my dosage to 50mg taken at night.

However, the last few days I have been feeling very woolly-headed when moving around. I have now taken a few readings at various times and I think I may be getting a drop in pressure when standing. Sitting pressure is showing 130/78. Standing straight after the sitting reading is give my 118/70. Should I go back to GO?

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Hypertension :: Losartan - Joints And Muscle Pain

Hi I'm female 60 years old recently put on meds for high BP. I also have Fibromyalgia I mention that because it seems whatever tablets I'm given for BP (,Losartan being the 4th tablet) my joint and muscle pain become some bad I struggle to even do the housework and where I used to walk the dog's for at least an hour I can only manage 15 mins  also I could walk round the shops for hour's now can't wait to get my weekly food shop done and get back home . My BP when I take it at home is anything from 116/71 ,to 133/77 on the meds , I have stopped taking Losartan for 2 week's now and BP is  136/76 to 149/74 when I go to the docs the readings are always high 162/84 for example. I really can't cope with the pain when taking these tablet's especially in my knees has anyone else experienced this , is there even a tablet for BP that doesn't make you feel ill .I have stopped these but not told the doc yet as can't face being put on another tablet I am feeling so well at the moment I take my BP daily it's usually 140 something over 82 is that really too high for my age.

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Hypertension :: Losartan - Muzzy Head, Transient Vertigo

Have been on Losartan K 50mg for a few months and have been experiencing muzzy head, transient vertigo and feeling queasy at these times also very tired. These feelings seem to come and go. When taking my blood pressure at home it is very low but when at Dr surgery it is always much higher. I am sure these symptoms are from the Losartan but my GP doesn't . Does any one else feel like this from the drug?

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NSAIDs :: Naproxen Should Not Be Taken With Aspirin?

My instructions for taking Naproxen indicate that it should not be taken with aspirin.  My question is; how much time should I let go by after taking a Naproxen to be able to take aspirin?

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NSAIDs :: Naproxen With Citalopram - Okay?

GP has given me Naproxen as I am suffering with sciatica.  I also take Citalopram and asked him whether it was ok to take these two medications together - he said it was fine.

Several sites however mention that you shouldn't take these medications together.

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NSAIDs :: Naproxen With Ibuprofen And Co-codamol?

I find these tablets really good for my arthritis. I have arthritis in hips, knees and at the back of my neck.

I do not have any side effects

One day this week I had a toothache and wondered whether I could have taken something for it on top of Naproxen. I wondered about Ibuprofen or co-codamol.

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NSAIDs :: Naproxen Causing Constipation

I was on Naproxen for an elbow injury - torn tendons - and had to come off them due to the terrible constipation I endured while on them, despite the limited pain relief I enjoyed. I have had a medical today with my employers M.O. who is surprised to hear that Naproxen would have such a side-effect. Has anyone else experienced similar?

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Fibromyalgia :: Creams, OTC NSAIDS, Yoga - Not Working

My family doctor and I have concluded (yesterday) after various tests and trials of other things over the last 1.5 years that I have fibromyalgia. The symptoms coincidentally (or not) started when menopause started for me (I'm 54). I have been on HRT for one year and it has relieved the hot flashes but not the body/muscle pain and sleep problems. Since all OTC NSAIDS and arthritis type creams don't help, he prescribed Voltaren gel and to continue with all of the alternative therapies I'm trying: Yoga, walking, monthly visit to chiropractor, acupuncture and massage and meditation. He said to try the gel for 4 weeks and if that didn't work for me he'd prescribe nortriptyline for sleep/pain. Do you agree with his assessment/plan? He didn't think diet had any impact, do you agree? I am trying to eat a more plant based diet. Any suggestions you have would be most welcome. thank you!

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NSAIDs :: Naproxen Hot Sweats, Foul Taste In Mouth

I have been taking naproxen now for over a year and recently found that ,it's this tablet making me have profound hot sweats though the night ,that much ,that i have to change my bedding and nightwear, also i've found ,that when i wake in the morning ,i have a nasty foul salty taste in my mouth ,i will only have to carry on taking them for another 3 weeks as my specialist is putting me on methotrexate, I have also heard a lot about this tablet too ,risks to the liver and kidneys, and other things that are very scary.

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NSAIDs :: Reaction To Ibuprofen - Blisters,and Mouth / Tounge Sores

I developed severe blisters, toothaches tightness of the throat and mouth and tongue sores after taking this drug.

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Losartan 50 :: How Do You Replenish Your Electrolytes?

I was wondering, those who exercise and take Losartan how do you replenish your electrolytes? The reason I ask is, are you not supposed to limit potassium while taking this medication? I have been thinking about Gatorade but I'm not sure about the extra potassium in the product. Any in sights would be greatly appreciated.

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Interaction Between Losartan And Omeprazole?

I am on Losartan 50 mg and I'm thinking about switching over to Omeprazole. I understand that there could be some type of interaction between the two drugs. Is anyone taking Losartan? If so, did you or do you notice Losartan becoming more or less effective with Omeprazole? I'm curious before I make the switch.

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Best Time To Take Losartan :: Morning Or Night?

Hi I wonder if anybody has some advice based on personal experience please. I recently started on losartan [one week ago in place of bisoprolol] ....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, fuzzy head, breathing laboured, heavy legged, headache & so on. I take my bisoprolol along with my warfarin & simvastatin last thing at night. Has anybody felt less side effects either by taking them at a different time of day OR maybe by splitting the pill ... I'm on 50mg daily?

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Blood Pressure :: Losartan With Diuretic?

I have been on Losartan 25 mg for about 5 years. Recently I've had high readings (probably due in large part to less exercise since we've moved) When I discussed this on the phone with my new doctor (who I've been seeing for 9 mos), she mentioned that she might just switch me to Losartan hydrochlorothiazide. After doing some research, I am confused-it appears that the Losartan with Htz is only available in 50mg or more, which would not only mean doubling my dose, but adding a diuretic which I want to avoid(I "go" enough &quit taking Detrol (overactive bladder) due to the side effects) I do not have any water retention or swelling. Does anyone have a similar experience? Am I crazy for thinking the next logical step would be to increase the Losartan only?

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Blood Pressure :: Losartan And Low Potassium

My blood pressure has started to rise. I have taken hctz 25 mg. for 2 weeks and it lowered it sufficiently but now my potassium is a little low so my doctor advised me to change. I started losartan 25 mg. today but now am concerned that I will have the opposite problem with potassium if I remain on this. Anyone know anything about potassium increasing too much on Losartan? I hate to start another medicine without knowing the possibilities. I have tried several other blood pressure meds in the past with headaches and I also had a headache with hctz.

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Blood Pressure :: Losartan And Antibiotics

I currently take losartan to lower blood pressure and have been taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection for 10 days but now my Dr. wants to switch to augmentin. Does anyone know if this will increase my potassium levels? I think augmentin contains potassium. Also, does prednisone raise your blood pressure?

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Blood Pressure :: Anxiety From Losartan?

I've been on 25 mgs for about 3 months now and have been getting really bad anxiety late after taking it and lots of whooshy headedness sometimes but not each day. lately I've been getting a ton of body tension/anxiety stuff but its like about 6 hours or so after I take it so late afternoon. I take it about 5 to 6 in the morning and about 12 to 3 I will start to feel this ever increasing body tension, cant sit still almost like parkinson's looks like and I have to sit in a big comfy chair and make myself relax...I also have to take a valium 2.5 mgs is all. so just wondering what the heck is wrong with me!

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