Review: could Losartan potassium cause Muscle weakness?
We study 11,758 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 (latest outcomes from 12,094 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.
Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) (latest reports from 1,329,959 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Aug, 18, 2014: 11,745 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 587 people (5.00%) have Muscle Weakness. They amount to 0.04% of all the 1,330,364 people who have Muscle Weakness on eHealthMe.
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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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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