Review: could Losartan potassium cause Muscle weakness (Weakness)?
Summary: Muscle weakness is found among people who take Losartan potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension.
We study 11,787 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 587 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.
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Losartan potassium has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan potassium 12,127 users)
Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.(latest reports from Muscle weakness 181,414 patients)
On Nov, 29, 2014: 11,780 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 587 people (4.98%) have Muscle Weakness.
Time on Losartan potassium when people have Muscle weakness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle weakness||21.74%||30.43%||26.09%||8.70%||8.70%||4.35%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Muscle weakness||56.33%||43.67% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.75%||7.06%||17.06%||73.14% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Losartan potassium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||14.29%||42.86%||42.86%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (177 people, 30.15%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (51 people, 8.69%)
- Pain (41 people, 6.98%)
- Osteoporosis (38 people, 6.47%)
- Atrial fibrillation (38 people, 6.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (166 people, 28.28%)
- Simvastatin (99 people, 16.87%)
- Omeprazole (84 people, 14.31%)
- Furosemide (82 people, 13.97%)
- Folic acid (60 people, 10.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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