Review: could Losartan Potassium cause High Blood Pressure?


Summary

High blood pressure 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 cholesterol . We study 12,959 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 871 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure 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 17,611 users)

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 492,569 High blood pressure patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

12,959 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 871 people (6.72%) have High Blood Pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan potassium cause High blood pressure?

Time on Losartan Potassium when people have High Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 30.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.13 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.37 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.84 %
  • 10+ years: 5.13 %

Gender of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • female: 65.42 %
  • male: 34.58 %

Age of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.27 %
  • 10-19: 0.81 %
  • 20-29: 1.36 %
  • 30-39: 2.58 %
  • 40-49: 9.23 %
  • 50-59: 17.91 %
  • 60+: 67.71 %

Severity of High Blood Pressure **:

  • least: 4.55 %
  • moderate: 68.18 %
  • severe: 27.27 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from High Blood Pressure **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 42.86 %
  • not yet: 57.14 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (142 people, 16.30%)
  • Simvastatin (106 people, 12.17%)
  • Omeprazole (104 people, 11.94%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (101 people, 11.60%)
  • Atenolol (97 people, 11.14%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (66 people, 7.58%)
  • Diabetes (59 people, 6.77%)
  • Pain (49 people, 5.63%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Dizziness (149 people, 17.11%)
  • Headache (135 people, 15.50%)
  • Nausea (105 people, 12.06%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (94 people, 10.79%)
  • Drug Ineffective (92 people, 10.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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