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Review: could Losartan cause Dizziness?

We study 12,874 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 699 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,945 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Dizziness

Dizziness (latest reports from 1,294,412 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 12,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 699 people (5.44%) have Dizziness. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,293,353 people who have Dizziness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dizziness in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Dizziness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dizziness25.00%30.17%10.34%11.21%12.93%8.62%1.72%

Gender of people who have Dizziness when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Dizziness70.33%29.67%

Age of people who have Dizziness when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dizziness0.00%0.00%0.46%0.15%2.90%5.65%16.64%74.20%

Severity of Dizziness when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dizziness19.23%55.77%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dizziness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dizziness5.13%12.82%82.05%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (284 people, 40.63%)
  2. Blood pressure (76 people, 10.87%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (55 people, 7.87%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (52 people, 7.44%)
  5. Pain (41 people, 5.87%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (692 people, 99.00%)
  2. Aspirin (195 people, 27.90%)
  3. Simvastatin (129 people, 18.45%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (94 people, 13.45%)
  5. Furosemide (85 people, 12.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

GRHL (2 years ago):

Is there a difference between Losartan dizziness and the dizziness caused by "crystals in the ear"? Can I just stop taking Losartan and see if my dizziness goes away? When I went to see my doctor, she did not do anything to see if there is a link between Losartan use and vertigo.
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • dizziness severe enough to preculde safe driving along with migraine symptoms, though not necessarily at same time as headache.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Cut out most sugars and soda in the past couple of years
    Had Lymes but doctor says its gone now.
    Feel dizzy and weak once in a while.
    Some fluorescent lighting makes me feel dizzy.

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