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Having headache and pressure in ears. Taking livalo and Losartan. Caused due to drugs?

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I recently started taking livalo 2mg
I already take Losartan 100 mg for high blood pressure
I have had a headache for past several days and pressure in both my ears
Would these be caused by either or both these drugs
I am going to have to stop taking due to this discomfort
What would I take instead to correct these issues
Posted Tue, 2 Jul 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Omer 1 hour later

I am Dr.Omer and I am here to help you with your query.

As you have said that you are taking pitavastatin (livalo) and losartan and now having headache.

Following will be the plausible causes in respect to the description of your symptoms.

Your headache is not beacuse of either losartan or pitavastatin.

Pitavastatin do have a side effect of headache but it is very rare.

There are no drug interaction between those 2 drugs.

The only cause of headache will be left , is high blood pressure , not beinng controlled completely by losartan , as headache with fullness in ears is a classic symptom of uncontrolled blood pressure.

I would recommend to monitor your blood pressure for a week , and then go to internist as losartan resistance do occurs.

Hope, I have explained your query in detail.

Wishing you speedy recovery.

Take care.

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