Review: could Losartan Potassium cause Muscle Weakness?


Muscle weakness is found among people who take Losartan Potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 12,696 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 616 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness 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)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, diarrhea, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 211,923 Muscle weakness patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

12,696 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 616 people (4.85%) have Muscle Weakness

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan potassium cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Losartan Potassium when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 29.41 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.94 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • female: 58.72 %
  • male: 41.28 %

Age of people who have Muscle Weakness when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.2 %
  • 20-29: 0.39 %
  • 30-39: 2.54 %
  • 40-49: 7.23 %
  • 50-59: 16.8 %
  • 60+: 72.85 %

Severity if Muscle Weakness when taking Losartan Potassium **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 44.44 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Weakness **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (190 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (46 people)
  • Pain (45 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (45 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (43 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (159 people)
  • Simvastatin (97 people)
  • Furosemide (88 people)
  • Omeprazole (87 people)
  • Lipitor (69 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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