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I just started taking losartan 50mg for about a week and seem to be bloating up as soon as I eat. also reading this med could cause blindness which makes me very concerned

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No I'm taking the losartan and nexium

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago
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Hello-

The most common issues with losartan -- are related to a cough which can be very annoying after starting the medication.

It is not associated with bloating after you eat.

It is also not associated with blindness, and while there is a rare chance it could be associated with side effects that can lead to a stroke (which could cause blindness), this is a medication taken by millions of people, and if there were a real risk of blindness -- the drug would immediately be off the market.

So rest assured, it is a fairly safe medication.

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