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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Irregular heartbeat?

Summary: Irregular heartbeat could be caused by Losartan potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Furosemide, and have Hypertension.

We study 11,823 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 180 have Irregular heartbeat. Find out below who they are, when they have Irregular heartbeat 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.

Irregular heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 310,864 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 11,774 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 180 people (1.53%) have Irregular Heartbeat. They amount to 0.06% of all the 310,399 people who have Irregular Heartbeat on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irregular heartbeat in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Irregular heartbeat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irregular heartbeat13.33%6.67%20.00%26.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Losartan potassium * :

FemaleMale
Irregular heartbeat74.33%25.67%

Age of people who have Irregular heartbeat when taking Losartan potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irregular heartbeat0.00%0.00%0.00%1.25%0.62%8.75%18.75%70.62%

Severity of Irregular heartbeat when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irregular heartbeat0.00%33.33%50.00%16.67%

How people recovered from Irregular heartbeat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irregular heartbeat0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (95 people, 52.78%)
  2. Convulsion (31 people, 17.22%)
  3. Ingrowing nail (17 people, 9.44%)
  4. Pain (16 people, 8.89%)
  5. Anaesthesia (14 people, 7.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (54 people, 30.00%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (51 people, 28.33%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (45 people, 25.00%)
  4. Xanax (40 people, 22.22%)
  5. Aspirin (39 people, 21.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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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.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • the dosage of losartan was increased over a six month period from 25mg to 100mg. After two weeks on the higher dosage I developed a racing pounding heartrate. My blood pressure did not decrease during this time

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  • From this study (2 months 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 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.

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