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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Recurrent leg pain and cramping?

Summary: Recurrent leg pain and cramping could be caused by Losartan potassium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Lipitor, and have Constipation.

We study 11,823 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Recurrent leg pain and cramping. Find out below who they are, when they have Recurrent leg pain and cramping 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.

Recurrent leg pain and cramping

Recurrent leg pain and cramping (repeated leg pain and muscle contraction) (latest reports from 15,802 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, high blood cholesterol, arthritis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 11,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 12 people (0.10%) have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping. They amount to 0.08% of all the 15,786 people who have Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping on eHealthMe.

Trend of Recurrent leg pain and cramping in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Recurrent leg pain and cramping * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Recurrent leg pain and cramping0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Losartan potassium * :

FemaleMale
Recurrent leg pain and cramping33.33%66.67%

Age of people who have Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Losartan potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Recurrent leg pain and cramping0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%36.36%63.64%

Severity of Recurrent leg pain and cramping when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Recurrent leg pain and cramping0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Recurrent leg pain and cramping ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Recurrent leg pain and cramping0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Constipation (3 people, 25.00%)
  2. Sinusitis (3 people, 25.00%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (3 people, 25.00%)
  4. Blood pressure (1 people, 8.33%)
  5. Prostatic disorder (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (6 people, 50.00%)
  2. Aspirin (6 people, 50.00%)
  3. Atenolol (4 people, 33.33%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (4 people, 33.33%)
  5. Omeprazole (4 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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