Review: could Losartan Potassium cause Irregular Heartbeat?


Irregular heartbeat is found among people who take Losartan Potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Furosemide, and have Hypertension . We study 12,696 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 197 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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 13,297 users)

Irregular Heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat has been reported by people with paraesthesia, hypotension, pain, breathing difficulty, weakness (latest reports from 58,984 Irregular heartbeat patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

12,696 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 197 people (1.55%) have Irregular Heartbeat

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan potassium cause Irregular heartbeat?

Time on Losartan Potassium when people have Irregular Heartbeat *:

  • < 1 month: 21.74 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.04 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.74 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.39 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Irregular Heartbeat when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Irregular Heartbeat when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.2 %
  • 30-39: 0.6 %
  • 40-49: 7.19 %
  • 50-59: 20.96 %
  • 60+: 70.06 %

Severity if Irregular Heartbeat when taking Losartan Potassium **:

  • least: 9.09 %
  • moderate: 36.36 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • most severe: 18.18 %

How people recovered from Irregular Heartbeat **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (98 people)
  • Convulsion (31 people)
  • Ingrowing Nail (17 people)
  • High Blood Pressure (17 people)
  • Anaesthesia (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (55 people)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (52 people)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (48 people)
  • Xanax (40 people)
  • Lisinopril (39 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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