Review: taking Losartan potassium and Metformin together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Losartan potassium and Metformin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Losartan potassium and Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 9,280 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Losartan Potassium

Losartan potassium has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan potassium 16,869 users)

Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 174,670 users)

On Sep, 15, 2016

9,280 people who take Losartan Potassium, Metformin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Losartan potassium and Metformin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Losartan Potassium:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.0% - (4 of 22 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 39.0% - (9 of 23 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 37.0% - (11 of 29 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 43.0% - (24 of 55 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 38.0% - (12 of 31 people)
  • 10+ years: 35.0% - (6 of 17 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
Metformin:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.0% - (1 of 13 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 58.0% - (10 of 17 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 43.0% - (10 of 23 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 47.0% - (25 of 53 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 57.0% - (31 of 54 people)
  • 10+ years: 18.0% - (4 of 22 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Losartan Potassium:
  • female: 46.0% - (43 of 93 people)
  • male: 30.0% - (27 of 90 people)
Metformin:
  • female: 47.0% - (45 of 94 people)
  • male: 39.0% - (36 of 91 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Losartan Potassium:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 33.0% - (6 of 18 people)
  • 50-59: 46.0% - (30 of 64 people)
  • 60+: 35.0% - (32 of 91 people)
Metformin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 87.0% - (7 of 8 people)
  • 40-49: 23.0% - (5 of 21 people)
  • 50-59: 39.0% - (25 of 63 people)
  • 60+: 48.0% - (44 of 91 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • dizziness
  • malaise
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • blood pressure increased
  • cough
  • headache
  • visual impairment
  • myocardial infarction
  • pruritus
  • renal failure acute
1 - 6 months:
  • neutropenia
  • pneumonia
  • renal failure acute
  • respiratory distress
  • upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • vomiting
  • gastrointestinal toxicity
  • haematotoxicity
  • hyperkalaemia
  • mucosal inflammation
6 - 12 months:
  • renal failure acute
  • vomiting
  • dyspnoea
  • metabolic acidosis
  • nausea
  • neuropathy
  • oedema peripheral
  • somnolence
  • cardiac failure congestive
  • chest pain
1 - 2 years:
  • hypertension
  • atherosclerosis
  • ischaemic stroke
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • encephalocele
  • rash morbilliform
  • foetal exposure during pregnancy
  • fall
  • neutropenia
  • pneumonia
2 - 5 years:
  • hypertension
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • atherosclerosis
  • ischaemic stroke
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • arthritis
  • chronic sinusitis
  • fibromyalgia
  • headache - mixed tension migraine
  • hypersomnia
5 - 10 years:
  • anaemia
  • arthritis
  • depression
  • diarrhoea
  • fall
  • angiopathy
  • anxiety
  • blood disorder
  • flatulence
  • hypoglycaemia
10+ years:
  • diarrhoea
  • renal failure acute
  • cough
  • high blood pressure
  • inherited allergies
  • malaise
  • myocardial infarction
  • blood glucose increased
  • nephrolithiasis
  • vomiting
not specified:
  • nausea
  • blood glucose increased
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • drug ineffective
  • weight decreased
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • vomiting

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • dyspnoea
  • blood glucose increased
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • pain
male:
  • blood glucose increased
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • asthenia
  • weight decreased
  • dyspnoea
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • hypertension

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • anomaly of external ear congenital
  • arthralgia
  • encephalocele
  • polydactyly
  • premature baby
2-9:
  • back pain
  • blister
  • blood glucose increased
  • burning sensation
  • carbon dioxide increased
  • central nervous system lesion
  • constipation
  • depressed mood
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dizziness
10-19:
  • pruritus
  • headache
  • body height decreased
  • cardiac disorder
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dizziness
  • erythema
  • fatigue
  • impaired healing
  • lipoma
20-29:
  • amnesia
  • asthma
  • concussion
  • confusional state
  • critical illness polyneuropathy
  • diplopia
  • dysgraphia
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • gait disturbance
30-39:
  • fatigue
  • weight decreased
  • asthenia
  • urinary tract infection
  • anxiety
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • myalgia
  • injury
  • dyskinesia
  • blood glucose decreased
40-49:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • renal failure acute
  • back pain
  • diarrhoea
  • blood glucose increased
  • lactic acidosis
  • hypertension
  • myocardial infarction
50-59:
  • blood glucose increased
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
  • dyspnoea
  • headache
  • pain
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
60+:
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • diarrhoea
  • blood glucose increased
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • asthenia
  • drug ineffective
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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