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Review: Losartan and Norvasc





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Losartan and Norvasc together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Losartan and Norvasc. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,559 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan 14,034 users)

Norvasc has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Norvasc 80,472 users)

On Dec, 15, 2014: 4,559 people who take Losartan, Norvasc are studied

Losartan, Norvasc outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Losartan (losartan potassium)
- Norvasc (amlodipine besylate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Losartan is effective12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
20.83%
(5 of 24 people)
34.62%
(9 of 26 people)
41.18%
(14 of 34 people)
37.25%
(19 of 51 people)
55.17%
(16 of 29 people)
21.43%
(3 of 14 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Norvasc is effective0.00%
(0 of 7 people)
31.82%
(7 of 22 people)
39.13%
(9 of 23 people)
55.17%
(16 of 29 people)
50.00%
(29 of 58 people)
36.84%
(7 of 19 people)
15.79%
(3 of 19 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DizzinessHaemoglobin DecreasedMyocardial InfarctionDizzinessHypertensionDizzinessLung DisorderNausea
Blood Pressure IncreasedRenal FailureHypertensionInsomniaHeart Rate IncreasedCerebrovascular AccidentMyocardial InfarctionDyspnoea
Confusional StateBlood Uric Acid IncreasedCerebrovascular AccidentBlood Pressure IncreasedPanic AttackMyocardial InfarctionOsteomyelitisDizziness
HeadacheAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedNauseaPalpitationsArthralgiaConstipationDiabetes MellitusPain
HypotensionAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedRenal Failure ChronicLoss Of ConsciousnessIrritable Bowel SyndromeHaematocheziaDepressionOedema Peripheral
DyspnoeaBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedCardiac Failure CongestiveMyocardial InfarctionNauseaAbdominal PainAnxietyFatigue
Ingrowing NailLymphocyte Count DecreasedSubarachnoid HaemorrhageAnaemiaAbdominal Pain UpperGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseChest PainChest Pain
CystitisHypertensionChest PainOedema PeripheralDizzinessChest PainCoronary Artery DiseaseHeadache
PalpitationsRed Blood Cell Count DecreasedDrug IneffectiveAplasia Pure Red CellDiarrhoeaFallOsteonecrosisHypertension
Loss Of ConsciousnessCerebral InfarctionCardiac FailureWeight DecreasedCondition AggravatedFatigueDental CariesDrug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Losartan is effective37.04%
(30 of 81 people)
34.91%
(37 of 106 people)
Norvasc is effective38.67%
(29 of 75 people)
39.25%
(42 of 107 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaFatigue
DizzinessDyspnoea
HypertensionPain
DyspnoeaNausea
HeadacheAnxiety
PainDizziness
Chest PainMalaise
Oedema PeripheralOedema Peripheral
DiarrhoeaDrug Ineffective
AstheniaChest Pain

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Losartan is effectiven/an/an/an/a25.00%
(3 of 12 people)
42.86%
(12 of 28 people)
19.42%
(20 of 103 people)
20.51%
(32 of 156 people)
Norvasc is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
16.67%
(2 of 12 people)
44.44%
(12 of 27 people)
25.25%
(25 of 99 people)
20.78%
(32 of 154 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
ProteinuriaCondition AggravatedSystemic Lupus ErythematosusAstheniaRenal FailureFatigueDizzinessNausea
Pulmonary EmbolismDrug Administration ErrorInfectionDehydrationPainPainDrug IneffectiveDyspnoea
Nephrotic SyndromeHaemolytic Uraemic SyndromeLupus NephritisHypotensionAnxietyAstheniaHypotensionOedema Peripheral
Haemolytic Uraemic SyndromeHypertensive CrisisHypotensionHaemorrhageAnaemiaChest PainNauseaPain
Chest PainDevice Related InfectionBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedAbdominal PainChest PainHeadacheHeadacheDizziness
Skin AtrophyPericardial EffusionArteriovenous Fistula ThrombosisGastrointestinal DisorderStressCardiac Failure CongestiveChest PainHypertension
Urinary Tract InfectionArteriovenous Fistula OcclusionAnaemiaRenal InjuryDizzinessCardiac ArrestFatigue
Abdominal DistensionDiarrhoeaNauseaRenal ImpairmentNauseaDyspnoeaChest Pain
Skin ExfoliationFocal Segmental GlomerulosclerosisVomitingEmotional DistressAnxietyMyocardial InfarctionDiarrhoea
Respiratory Syncytial Virus InfectionBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedDyspnoeaDizzinessBack PainWeight DecreasedAsthenia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can losartan cause polymyalgia
    Have experienced side effects to many BP drugs.Have been on losartan and bendrofluazide for a year.3/4 months ago pains in the neck started which spread to arms and legs ears and head.At first ESR normal but was given prednisololine for one week with great results .Pains all came back and ESR now 78
  • Can unexplained hypertension be cause by a partial thyroidectomy?
    Doc is trying to figure out why the BP suddenly spiked. I started an exercise regimen after a stress test. I had to be on Metoprolol just to pass the test. Results were no heart-related issues. Lost 6lbs. since starting exercise and don't know if this is Thyroidal or not. No discussion with the doc yet of whether this is related to the thyroidectomy of the past.
  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for
    about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.
  • May iuuse viagra after a hemorrhagic stroke ?
    I had a hemmorhagic stroke in March 2014 and wonder if I may safely use Viagra
  • Can muninex dm be taken safely with hydrochlorothyiazide
    presently having symptoms which appear to be upper respitory infection want to take muninex for nasal/chest congestion coughing will it interact okay with the HCTZ please advise

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Losartan (losartan potassium) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Norvasc (amlodipine besylate) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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