Losartan potassium and Chest discomfort - from FDA reports


Summary

Chest discomfort is found among people who take Losartan Potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure . We study 16,546 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA. Among them, 545 have Chest discomfort. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest discomfort and more.

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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 17,640 users)

Chest Discomfort

Chest discomfort has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis (latest reports from 195,967 Chest discomfort patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

16,546 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 545 people (3.29%) have Chest Discomfort


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan potassium cause Chest discomfort?

Time on Losartan Potassium when people have Chest Discomfort *:

  • < 1 month: 51.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.62 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.7 %
  • 10+ years: 5.41 %

Gender of people who have Chest Discomfort when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • female: 61.75 %
  • male: 38.25 %

Age of people who have Chest Discomfort when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.22 %
  • 20-29: 0.65 %
  • 30-39: 1.74 %
  • 40-49: 8.91 %
  • 50-59: 22.17 %
  • 60+: 66.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (166 people, 30.46%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (57 people, 10.46%)
  • Diabetes (51 people, 9.36%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (35 people, 6.42%)
  • Pain (34 people, 6.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (151 people, 27.71%)
  • Omeprazole (78 people, 14.31%)
  • Simvastatin (65 people, 11.93%)
  • Furosemide (61 people, 11.19%)
  • Synthroid (43 people, 7.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (161 people, 29.54%)
  • Nausea (90 people, 16.51%)
  • Fatigue (85 people, 15.60%)
  • Dizziness (84 people, 15.41%)
  • High Blood Pressure (82 people, 15.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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