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Review: could Losartan cause Dizziness?





Summary: Dizziness is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,956 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 701 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.

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Losartan

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan 14,034 users)

Dizziness

Dizziness has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.(view latest reports from 160,309 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 12,937 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 702 people (5.43%) have Dizziness.

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
Dizziness24.37%30.25%10.92%10.92%12.61%8.40%2.52%

Gender of people who have Dizziness when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Dizziness70.31%29.69%

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%2.89%5.78%16.72%74.01%

Severity of Dizziness when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dizziness18.18%58.18%23.64%0.00%

How people recovered from Dizziness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dizziness4.88%12.20%82.93%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (286 people, 40.74%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (55 people, 7.83%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (52 people, 7.41%)
  4. Pain (41 people, 5.84%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (39 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (694 people, 98.86%)
  2. Aspirin (195 people, 27.78%)
  3. Simvastatin (129 people, 18.38%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (94 people, 13.39%)
  5. Omeprazole (86 people, 12.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

GRHL (3 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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