Monday, July 4, 2011

Losartan (Cozaar) side effects......

Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
  • Hoarseness
  • Swelling of face, mouth, hands, or feet
  • Trouble in swallowing or breathing (sudden)
Incidence not known
  • Abdominal pain
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bleeding gums
  • Blood in urine or stools
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Decreased urine output
  • Difficult breathing
  • Fast or irregular breathing
  • Headache
  • Increased thirst
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Large, flat, bluish patches on the skin
  • Muscle pain or cramps
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Painful knees and ankles
  • Pinpoint red spots on skin
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Upper right abdominal pain
  • Weakness or heaviness of legs
  • Yellow eyes and skin
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Less common
  • Cough, fever or sore throat
  • Dizziness
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
More common
  • Headache
Less common
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Nasal congestion
  • Cough, dry
  • Leg pain
  • Muscle cramps or pain
  • Sinus problems
  • Trouble in sleeping
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

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