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Can long term use of hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) cause permanent swelling in legs?

Can long term use of hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) cause permanent swelling in legs?

Not from Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide): Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is a combination of a diuretic/water pill and an angiotensin receptor blocker/arb which is used to lower blood pressure. The constant leg swelling may mean you are retaining fluid and need a higher dose of diuretic. The arb component has a 1-3% chance of causing angioedema, episodes of swelling involving various parts of the body (unusual to only affect legs) for 24-72 hr not constantly. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Have taken losartan 5 days and is causing low back and leg cramps/aching I went back to my lisinopril how long to be out of system and effects fade?

Have taken losartan 5 days and is causing low back and leg cramps/aching I went back to my lisinopril how long to be out of system and effects fade?

Not sure if: Your symptoms are side effects of your new medication. It usually takes no more than 1 or 2 days for any drug to clear from your body, but it is a gradual process. Other potential problematic scenariors: Drug metabolites can hang around for longer, tissue drug levels can sometimes take longer than blood levels, any damage that it might have caused can take longer to heal. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Lisinopril causes dry cough, norvasc (amlodipine) severe edema legs currently on losartan but think it's causing GI issues what are thoughts on next move?

Lisinopril causes dry cough, norvasc (amlodipine) severe edema legs currently on losartan but think it's causing GI issues what are thoughts on next move?

Next move: Unusual for losartan to cause gi problems. See Ur doc for full discussion. Frequently a lower dose of a combo of meds can still be effective in treating HBP, while decreasing the annoying side effects. Edema well-known side effects of Norvasc (amlodipine). Good luck. ...Read more

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Lisinopril caused dry cough norvasc severe edema in legs. Cozaar (losartan) causing chest pain and gi issues. What next steps. Clears by cardio and gi Dr.

Lisinopril caused dry cough norvasc severe edema in legs. Cozaar (losartan) causing chest pain and gi issues.  What next steps. Clears by cardio and gi Dr.

Options: The next step will be to check your blood pressure whenever possible and get a baseline blood pressure. Lifestyle modifications are critical and they include a low salt diet, no alcohol, at least 7 h of sound sleep/24 h, weight loss if overweight. If this proves indeed to be hypertension there are many other options as far as anti hypertensives and they can be tailored to your other comorbidities. ...Read more

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Can cozaar (losartan) cause skin sensitivity, burning pain, and weak and soar muscles? Thank you

Can cozaar (losartan) cause skin sensitivity, burning pain, and weak and soar muscles?  Thank you

Yes for muscle: Muscle cramps, leg and back pain may be experienced with cozaar (losartan). Dizziness, congestion and respiratory problems like sinusitis may further be experienced. Skin sensitivity is rare as is "burning pain". ...Read more

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I am presently taking losartan 100mg, on this med about a year, hair loss, swollen eyelid, muscle problems. Dr is switching to valsartan 160mg.?

I am presently taking losartan 100mg, on this med about a year, hair loss, swollen eyelid, muscle problems. Dr is switching to valsartan 160mg.?

Interesting choice..: Both Valsartan and Losartan are in the same medication class. If, presumably, you are having hair loss, swollen eyelid and muscle problems because of a sensitivity to the losartan, I would have expected changing to a different class of medication for blood pressure control. ...Read more

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I am taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate and having ankle and foot swelling I also take 100 mg losartan can my doctor replace amlodipine with?

I am taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate and having ankle and foot swelling I also take 100 mg losartan can my doctor replace amlodipine with?

Ankle swelling: Leg swelling is one of the common side effects with Amlodipine. There are several other groups of medicines available to treat hypertension. Your doctor will choose another class based on your other medical conditions. ...Read more

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My wife's leg hurts and she says it feels really heavy like a hundred pounds is it just a pulled muscle or what is it?

My wife's leg hurts and she says it feels really heavy like a hundred pounds is it just a pulled muscle or what is it?

See a doctor: There are several possibilities here, including muscle strain and DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Since DVT is serious, this possibility should be ruled out right away. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a volleyball tournament on sunday and just now when I walk or straighten my leg it hurts and I was wondering if it was about my muscles or if i?

I have a volleyball tournament on sunday and just now when I walk or straighten my leg it hurts and I was wondering if it was about my muscles or if i?

Sounds muscular: Need more information. Did you injure yourself? Try heating and stretching exercises. You are best to see a doctor especially when you dos tenuous exercise. For you do not want permanent damage ...Read more

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The bottom back part of my leg hurts and it also hurts when I walk does that mean I pulled my muscle?

The bottom back part of my leg hurts and it also hurts when I walk does that mean I pulled my muscle?

Yes or No: If you did not remember hurting, then this may be unlikely. Sometimes planter fasciitis can cause pain too. Does it hurt early morning? Do you have any swelling or redness? ...Read more

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A couple weeks ago I chased my nephew a since then my leg hirts really bad the muscle is hard an hurt when I walk?

A couple weeks ago I chased my nephew a since then my leg hirts really bad the muscle is hard an hurt when I walk?

Stretch your muscles: If you are not used to running very hard and then ran after your nephew it is possible that you tore some muscle fibers in the leg. That will result in tenderness and soreness that will last for several weeks. Try to stretch out and that should help alleviate the pain. Next time warm up before you chase the youngster. ...Read more

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I think I pulled a leg muscle and every time I run it hurts really bad I tried to stretch but it hurts what can I do?

I think I pulled a leg muscle and every time I run it hurts really bad I tried to stretch but it hurts what can I do?

Ortho eval needed: If the pain in your leg is not improving with time (1-2 weeks), you should be evaluated by your physician who may want to send you to an orthopaedic surgeon. A partial tear of the calf muscle (gastrocnemius) is a common leg injury that can result in activity-related pain due to a collection of blood (hematoma) within the zone of injury. ...Read more

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Weird vibration feelings in my leg; doesn't hurt; sometimes muscle twitches; sometimes just vibrations... What is this? What can I do? Concerning?

Weird vibration feelings in my leg; doesn't hurt; sometimes muscle twitches; sometimes just vibrations... What is this? What can I do? Concerning?

Vibration, twitching: Both of those symptoms can suggest a nerve is irritated or not working. These symptoms can also be a manifestation of anxiety. Assess when this happens, positional, use dependent etc. Then see a practitioner with good basics on neurological exam and functions. ...Read more

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Why do my leg muscles hurt right before I get sick?

Why do my leg muscles hurt right before I get sick?

Viral Prodrome: Muscle aches/pains are common symptoms of a viral prodrome, the incubation period prior to the specific illness manifesting itself, in which the virus is replicating within your body, and your body is building an immune response. This can last several days. ...Read more

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When I woke up, I stretched and got pain on my lower leg muscle. Could I have hurt myself?

W/c leg muscle group: Lower leg muscles; w/c group, anterior (edl, ta) or posterior (achilles tendon)? If anterior lower leg, you could have strained the edl or at muscle; if posterior, the achilles tendon (=heel cord, w/c is attached to the gastrosoleus). In either case, the pain should improve gradually. Otherwise, you need to make an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What happens when my muscle on the front side of the bottom half of my leg has become a bump and hurts?

What happens when my muscle on the front side of the bottom half of my leg has become a bump and hurts?

Muscle fascia hernia: Sounds like you may have a fascial hernia that allows the muscle to locally herniate through due to internal pressure. With activity, the muscle pressure increases and the visual bump enlarges as more muscle extrudes through the defect. Exercise induced exertional compartment syndrome may also lead to this injury pattern. Orthopaedci surgeon evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Pulled a muscle in my leg, at first hurt a lot but now is turning numb, what do i do?

Pulled a muscle in my leg, at first hurt a lot but now is turning numb, what do i do?

Trauma?: If it was just a pulled muscle from simple trauma try over the counter analgesia, ice and elevation. Swelling can cause some numbness but could be a sign of more serious things and you may need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what is going on with my leg? The inner thigh muscle at the groin hurts.

Does anyone know what is going on with my leg? The inner thigh muscle at the groin hurts.

Groin pull: Groin pull -- or groin strain -- results from putting too much stress on muscles in your groin and thigh. If these muscles are tensed too forcefully or too suddenly, they can get over-stretched or torn.
Groin pulls are common in people who play sports that require a lot of running and jumping. Pain and tenderness in the groin and the inside of the thigh is one of symptoms. ...Read more

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I hurt my back at work lifting. Now I'm getting pain down my leg and calf muscle. What should I do?

I hurt my back at work lifting. Now I'm getting pain down my leg and calf muscle. What should I do?

See back specialist: For a specific exercise description or possible referral to a physical therapist/ chiropractor...
If not a disc problem, a muscle spasm is a common condition affecting the pain in the leg... ...Read more

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Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?

?injury: This could be a simple muscle strain or contusion but have it checked by your md if it persists, worsens or there is associated swelling to check for phlebitis or a cyst. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my upper leg muscle. I hurt it 2 days ago and bent down 2hours ago now I can't lift my leg up while sitting down?

Incomplete info.: How did you hurt? Is it one or both thighs? It seems that you may have torn some muscle fibers. See your physician. ...Read more

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I bashedmy upper ankle/lower leg onmedal it hurts 2walk frm the muscle stretchin. Straightening or pointingfoot hurts my leg. Will this go away soon?!

Need exam but: Try rest, ice, compression and elevation. We can't predict when symptoms will go away unless we know what diagnosis is, then we can give a range of timeline. ...Read more

Losartan (Definition)

A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more


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Cozaar (Definition)

Cozaar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more