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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Losartan potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 11,805 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 213 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation 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 12,150 Losartan potassium users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,454 Constipation patients)

On Feb, 23, 2015: 11,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 213 people (1.80%) have Constipation.

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
Constipation12.50%18.75%18.75%25.00%12.50%12.50%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Constipation65.14%34.86%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%1.03%3.09%4.64%14.43%76.80%

Severity of Constipation when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%80.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation20.00%0.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (65 people, 30.52%)
  2. Pain (31 people, 14.55%)
  3. Constipation (16 people, 7.51%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (16 people, 7.51%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 7.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (66 people, 30.99%)
  2. Omeprazole (30 people, 14.08%)
  3. Lasix (29 people, 13.62%)
  4. Lyrica (28 people, 13.15%)
  5. Simvastatin (27 people, 12.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Pat (3 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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