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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Low blood pressure?

Summary: Low blood pressure could be caused by Losartan potassium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 11,691 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 489 have Low blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Low blood pressure 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.

Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) (latest reports from 691,089 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 11,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 489 people (4.14%) have Low Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.07% of all the 693,306 people who have Low Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Low blood pressure in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Low blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Low blood pressure40.00%17.14%5.71%14.29%11.43%8.57%2.86%

Gender of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Losartan potassium * :

FemaleMale
Low blood pressure48.99%51.01%

Age of people who have Low blood pressure when taking Losartan potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Low blood pressure0.00%0.00%1.10%1.10%6.83%8.15%21.59%61.23%

Severity of Low blood pressure when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Low blood pressure0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Low blood pressure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (143 people, 29.24%)
  2. Pain (26 people, 5.32%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (26 people, 5.32%)
  4. Hyperuricaemia (24 people, 4.91%)
  5. Osteoporosis (20 people, 4.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (104 people, 21.27%)
  2. Amlodipine (69 people, 14.11%)
  3. Omeprazole (61 people, 12.47%)
  4. Furosemide (61 people, 12.47%)
  5. Allopurinol (53 people, 10.84%)

* 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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    Enisa on Mar, 25, 2012:

    just found this comment and I need to know what to do when this happens, I also use anxiety meds klonopins and I noticed that I been feeling way to dizzy most of the time also that my blood pressure gets very low in 90 or 80/60-50 and doctors keep telling me it is normal blood pressure I just don't feel it is normal because it feels like my body is telling me that is not good for me but at the same time I have very bad anxiety and I am scared to go a day with out using this medication.. anybody with more info what I could do please please let me know..

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    Erica on Aug, 25, 2012:

    I was receiving inpatient treatment for acute depression and anxiety in 2006. My doctor felt I should be on an anti-depressant combined with an anti-psychotic. Each anti-psychotic I was prescribed had negative side effects on me, risperdal being the worst. I was told to take it in the evening and did so. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling unable to breathe. I stood up and immediately fainted as I stood at the nurses station. Long story short they told me the risperdal causes orthostatic hypotension in some people and I couldn't take it anymore. I also refused to take any other antispsychotics after that point because of the side effects. If this is causing you extreme low blood pressure and fainting, you probably shouldn't be on it either, it can be extremely dangerous.

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