Review: could Losartan potassium cause Muscle weakness?
Summary: Muscle weakness could be caused by Losartan potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.
We study 11,823 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 586 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.
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On Apr, 14, 2014: 11,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 586 people (4.96%) have Muscle Weakness. They amount to 0.04% of all the 1,323,741 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||22.73%||27.27%||27.27%||9.09%||9.09%||4.55%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Muscle weakness||56.43%||43.57% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.75%||7.07%||17.09%||73.08% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Losartan potassium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||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, 30.20%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (51 people, 8.70%)
- Pain (41 people, 7.00%)
- Osteoporosis (38 people, 6.48%)
- Atrial fibrillation (38 people, 6.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (166 people, 28.33%)
- Simvastatin (99 people, 16.89%)
- Omeprazole (84 people, 14.33%)
- Furosemide (82 people, 13.99%)
- Lipitor (60 people, 10.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 months ago):
The muscle weakness was mainly in my legs and I had the same results when I took Zyrtec for allergies.
From this study (3 years ago):
I suspect doxcycline being a Cyp 3A4 inhibitor has been interacting with simvastatin and omeprazole to raise plasma levels into toxic ranges.
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