Review: Constipation in Losartan potassium
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 21, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Constipation by studying 10,137 people who take Losartan potassium. We analyze: the time on Losartan potassium when people have Constipation, gender and age of these people, the severity of Constipation, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Losartan potassium. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
For patients like me, how are my drugs? On eHealthMe, you can research 200 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media since 1977. The results are personalized to your gender and age. Start now >>>
Losartan potassium (latest outcomes) 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, dyspnoea exacerbated, dizziness, dizziness aggravated.
Constipation has been reported by people with pain, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Nov, 21, 2013: 10,113 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 170 people (1.68%) have Constipation.
Time on Losartan potassium when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
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 ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (56 people, 32.94%)
- Pain (26 people, 15.29%)
- Product used for unknown indication (19 people, 11.18%)
- Constipation (16 people, 9.41%)
- Diabetes mellitus (15 people, 8.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (53 people, 31.18%)
- Omeprazole (28 people, 16.47%)
- Lasix (23 people, 13.53%)
- Simvastatin (23 people, 13.53%)
- Lyrica (22 people, 12.94%)
* 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.
Reply the comment
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related search: Losartan potassium, Constipation
You can also:
On eHealthMe, Losartan Potassium (losartan potassium) is often used for high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions Losartan Potassium is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Losartan Potassium used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Browse Losartan potassium side effects from A to Z:
Browse Losartan potassium drug interactions with drugs from A to Z:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By Smooch: Is it safe to take ditropan xl after having lap-band surgery?
(for a 61 year old woman who has Severe Stomach Pain, Constipation, Depression, and takes Effexor, Seroquel Xr, Depakote Er, Synthroid, Klonopin Rapidly Disintegrating)
I have had Lap-Band surgery and after being on Diptropan XL six weeks, I am having severe stomach pains, constipation, and depression. I am afraid it has damaged my Lap-Band. Is this safe for me to take?
(Number of patients like Smooch: 12,828)
- By Ruthrobin: What do i do to get over constipation while taking nitrofurantoin? only 2 days left to take the medicine. i am very uncomfortable
(for a 62 year old woman who has Constipation, and takes Nitrofurantoin)
I have been taking nitrofurantoin for a bladder infection for 3 days now. Today I find myself very constipated. I still have 2 more full days to take the medication. What can I do to ease the constipation?
(Number of patients like Ruthrobin: 467)
- By DeDee: I took one losartan and my heart rate went up very high
(for a 72 year old woman who has After One Losartan My Heart Rate Went Up Very High, and takes Losartan Potassium)
I have high blood pressure I was on Lopressor and my doctor switched me to losartan. My heart rate was between 120 and 100
(Number of patients like DeDee: 914)
More questions for: Losartan potassium, Constipation
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- By Leslieh29: Trying to figure out my diagnosis . no doctor can figure it out
(for a 29 year old woman who has Simple Partial Seizures, Lightheadedness - Fainting, Constipation, Nausea, Chills, and takes Celexa)
I have been having these fainting spells since I was 12 .. It starts with lower abdominal pain followed by feeling light headed then I black out and my body shakes kind of like a seizure but last a few seconds then I come to ..then I feel nausea and also I have chills
(Number of patients like Leslieh29: 2,441)
- By edo: Methadone maintenance and lichen planus
(for a 65 year old man who has Lichen Planus, Hepatitis C, and takes Metoprolol Succinate, Losartan, Lasix, Potassium Chloride, ASA)
Have been on methadone maint. since 1973 (with two brief periods of non use).
Have suffered from Lichen Planus for the last 5 years with slow but steady progression of symptoms. Do not know when exposed to Hep C (IV drug use since 1968)and have been exposed to biohazardous materials from my career ...
(Number of patients like edo: 3,866)
- By zendjinn: Lithium constipation and tremor
(for a 56 year old woman who has Constipation, and takes Lexapro)
After taking Lithium Carb for about three months, I realize I've been moderately constipated for several weeks. I also have been nauseous and suddenly realize that it's probably related to the nausea and maybe the cause of it.
(Number of patients like zendjinn: 1,647)
More reviews for: Losartan potassium, Constipation
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.