Losartan potassium and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain 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 High blood pressure . We study 16,546 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA. Among them, 251 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

16,546 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 251 people (1.52%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan potassium cause Weight gain?

Time on Losartan Potassium when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 71.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • female: 63.31 %
  • male: 36.69 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.03 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.09 %
  • 40-49: 13.92 %
  • 50-59: 23.2 %
  • 60+: 58.76 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (83 people, 33.07%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (29 people, 11.55%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (28 people, 11.16%)
  • Diabetes (27 people, 10.76%)
  • Pain (24 people, 9.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (32 people, 12.75%)
  • Simvastatin (28 people, 11.16%)
  • Lipitor (25 people, 9.96%)
  • Omeprazole (22 people, 8.76%)
  • Furosemide (18 people, 7.17%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (53 people, 21.12%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (43 people, 17.13%)
  • Weight Decreased (40 people, 15.94%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (39 people, 15.54%)
  • Pain (38 people, 15.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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