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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?





Summary: Anxiety 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 Hypertension.

We study 11,787 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 247 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety 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 12,127 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.(latest reports from Anxiety 197,075 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 11,780 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 250 people (2.12%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety33.33%14.29%9.52%9.52%23.81%4.76%4.76%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Losartan potassium * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety56.68%43.32%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Losartan potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.37%9.96%23.24%56.43%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety0.00%62.50%37.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety0.00%57.14%42.86%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (78 people, 31.20%)
  2. Arthritis (27 people, 10.80%)
  3. Osteoporosis (19 people, 7.60%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (17 people, 6.80%)
  5. Metastases to bone (16 people, 6.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (78 people, 31.20%)
  2. Lasix (54 people, 21.60%)
  3. Zometa (47 people, 18.80%)
  4. Lipitor (45 people, 18.00%)
  5. Simvastatin (42 people, 16.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 34 year old woman who has Muscle Tightness, Muscle Contractions Involuntary, Ptsd, Anxiety, Apprehension, Feeling Uptight, Jitters, Stress, Stress And Anxiety, Tension, Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Bulimia, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness, ADHD, and takes Nuvigil, Prozac, Flexeril, Topamax, Xanax, Adderall 30)
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