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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Losartan potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, 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, 164 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 11,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 164 people (1.39%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.03% of all the 520,663 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain18.18%36.36%0.00%9.09%36.36%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Losartan potassium * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain61.31%38.69%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Losartan potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.86%17.14%26.43%53.57%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (48 people, 29.27%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (18 people, 10.98%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (17 people, 10.37%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (15 people, 9.15%)
  5. Blood pressure (11 people, 6.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (42 people, 25.61%)
  2. Simvastatin (23 people, 14.02%)
  3. Omeprazole (19 people, 11.59%)
  4. Metoprolol tartrate (18 people, 10.98%)
  5. Furosemide (17 people, 10.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I am 55 years old and have been the same weight for the last 20 years. Now that I am taking medicine for my congestive heart failure I have gained 15 pounds. I have always been healthy and take good care of my body and weight. Haven't done anything different just medicine. I feel very uncomfortable with the extra 15 pounds. Not sure how people handle the extra weight.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • one year ago December, he was hospitalized when glucose levels were out of control. During this time, becasue he had fallen, they did a complete neuro and saaid he had hydrocephalus. They did three taps and reduced the fluid. His glucose got under control and he began insulin therapy. Along with physical and occupational thereapy post hospital. After 3 weeks came home and was doing better but he seems to be going downhill again. Is not managing his diabetes, and is exhibiting same symptoms from prior to hospital visit 12/2012.
    Could fluid be back? His toes are hammering/curling under terribly and his walking his slow and unsure. He also has some neuropathy ion both feet. Incontinence. Occassional exploding BM's.

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • Been on this medication for one year, since diagnosed with Diastolic Heart Failure. Gained 21 pounds and now depressed, in more pain and VERY tired, as well (taking Furosemide as well for the water retention.

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