Losartan potassium and Irregular heartbeat - from FDA reports


Summary

Irregular heartbeat 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 Furosemide, and have High blood pressure . We study 16,546 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA. Among them, 241 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 17,638 users)

Irregular Heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 75,355 Irregular heartbeat patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

16,546 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 241 people (1.46%) 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: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 78.57 %
  • male: 21.43 %

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: 1.01 %
  • 30-39: 0.51 %
  • 40-49: 8.08 %
  • 50-59: 19.19 %
  • 60+: 71.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (120 people, 49.79%)
  • Convulsion (31 people, 12.86%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (29 people, 12.03%)
  • Ingrowing Nail (17 people, 7.05%)
  • Blood Pressure Management (16 people, 6.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (55 people, 22.82%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (52 people, 21.58%)
  • Xanax (50 people, 20.75%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (48 people, 19.92%)
  • Aspirin (40 people, 16.60%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (94 people, 39.00%)
  • Dizziness (87 people, 36.10%)
  • Headache (66 people, 27.39%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (57 people, 23.65%)
  • Loss Of Consciousness (46 people, 19.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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