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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Sleep issues (Insomnia)?

Summary: Sleep issues 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 High blood pressure.

We study 11,805 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 219 have Sleep issues. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep issues and more.

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Losartan potassium

Losartan potassium has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 12,150 Losartan potassium users)

Sleep issues

Sleep issues (sleep problems) has been reported by people with depression, insomnia, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 131,447 Sleep issues patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 11,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 219 people (1.86%) have Sleep Issues.

Trend of Sleep issues in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Sleep issues * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sleep issues23.81%28.57%14.29%4.76%4.76%19.05%4.76%

Gender of people who have Sleep issues when taking Losartan potassium * :

FemaleMale
Sleep issues66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Sleep issues when taking Losartan potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep issues0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.33%7.78%26.11%62.78%

Severity of Sleep issues when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sleep issues0.00%77.78%22.22%0.00%

How people recovered from Sleep issues ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sleep issues0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (91 people, 41.55%)
  2. Depression (24 people, 10.96%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 7.31%)
  4. Anxiety (16 people, 7.31%)
  5. Asthma (16 people, 7.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (40 people, 18.26%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (40 people, 18.26%)
  3. Omeprazole (34 people, 15.53%)
  4. Clonidine (32 people, 14.61%)
  5. Furosemide (30 people, 13.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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