Review: could Losartan potassium cause Constipation?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,237 people who take Losartan potassium. Among them, 212 have Constipation. See who they are, when they have Constipation and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Losartan potassium (latest outcomes from 11,986 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Losartan potassium include high blood pressure, breathing difficulty, dizziness, dizziness aggravated, weakness.
Constipation (latest reports from 493,163 patients) has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 19, 2014: 10,214 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 171 people (1.67%) have Constipation.
Time on Losartan potassium when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Losartan potassium * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Losartan potassium * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Losartan potassium ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (56 people, 32.75%)
- Pain (26 people, 15.20%)
- Constipation (16 people, 9.36%)
- Diabetes mellitus (15 people, 8.77%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (14 people, 8.19%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (53 people, 30.99%)
- Omeprazole (28 people, 16.37%)
- Lasix (23 people, 13.45%)
- Simvastatin (23 people, 13.45%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (22 people, 12.87%)
* 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 (3 weeks 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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Daily: baby aspirin, multivitamin, vitamin D, fiber supplement
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Recent colonoscopy and stool sample both negative
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