Review: could Losartan potassium cause Irregular heartbeat?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
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, 178 have Irregular heartbeat. See who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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.
Irregular heartbeat (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 306,129 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 10,237 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 178 people (1.74%) have Irregular Heartbeat.
Time on Losartan potassium when people have Irregular heartbeat * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Irregular heartbeat||15.38%||7.69%||15.38%||23.08%||38.46%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Irregular heartbeat||74.05%||25.95% |
Age of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Irregular heartbeat||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.27%||0.63%||8.86%||18.99%||70.25% |
Severity of Irregular heartbeat when taking Losartan potassium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Irregular heartbeat||0.00%||25.00%||75.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Irregular heartbeat ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Irregular heartbeat||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (95 people, 53.37%)
- Convulsion (31 people, 17.42%)
- Ingrowing nail (17 people, 9.55%)
- Pain (16 people, 8.99%)
- Anaesthesia (14 people, 7.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Furosemide (54 people, 30.34%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (51 people, 28.65%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (45 people, 25.28%)
- Xanax (40 people, 22.47%)
- Aspirin (39 people, 21.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 week ago):
Have started experiencing some fatigue, shortness of breath climbing stairs. Exercise daily weights, etc. Hear flutter palpitations,and at hospital yesterday. Blood tests okay 30 sec EKG showed nothing but fluttering did not occur while testing. Hooked to heart monitor for couple hours.each flutter accompanied by skips drop outs on heart monitor. Doctors refused to state any causal relation.
From this study (2 months ago):
I did not have heart palpitations before I started taking 50mg 'losartan potassium' March 2013 and heart palpitations began late June 2013. Palpitations seem most severe within four hours of oral administration. August 2013 I had very extreme palpitations and a feeling of a huge knot in my throat. Reading blogs suggest the drug caused the palpitations.
From this study (4 months ago):
My scalp tightens and my head thumps in time with the palpitations.dizzy and slightly faint on standing from sitting.
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