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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Losartan potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 11,823 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 212 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Losartan potassium

Losartan potassium (latest outcomes from 12,013 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,415 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 11,774 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 212 people (1.80%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.04% of all the 504,600 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation13.33%20.00%20.00%26.67%13.33%6.67%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Constipation65.44%34.56%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%1.04%3.11%4.66%14.51%76.68%

Severity of Constipation when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (65 people, 30.66%)
  2. Pain (31 people, 14.62%)
  3. Constipation (16 people, 7.55%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (16 people, 7.55%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 7.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (66 people, 31.13%)
  2. Omeprazole (30 people, 14.15%)
  3. Lasix (29 people, 13.68%)
  4. Lyrica (28 people, 13.21%)
  5. Simvastatin (27 people, 12.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Pat (2 years ago):

I am a new Losartan Potassium user. I have been on this BP medication for approximately 6 weeks now. In that time, i have noticed a definite change in my bowel habits where I didn't have any problems with constipation at all. Now I have four sometimes more days before moving the bowels. Also, I have noticed a definite increase in edema, as well as a decrease in my energy level and ability to concentrate. I have a cardiologist appointment coming up on May 7 and plan to discuss these changes with him. I am definitely not satisfied with the way I feel on this drug.
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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Not really constipation - more difficult defecation. Two partial movements per day is typical. Frequent pain the in the lower abdomen and kidneys.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Daily: baby aspirin, multivitamin, vitamin D, fiber supplement

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Recent colonoscopy and stool sample both negative

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