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 High blood pressure.
We study 13,003 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 704 have Dizziness. Find out below who they are, when they have Dizziness and more.
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Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,091 Losartan users)
Dizziness has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 162,279 Dizziness patients)
On Feb, 23, 2015: 13,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 705 people (5.42%) have Dizziness.
Time on Losartan when people have Dizziness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Dizziness when taking Losartan * :
Age of people who have Dizziness when taking Losartan * :
Severity of Dizziness when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Dizziness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (286 people, 40.57%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (55 people, 7.80%)
- Diabetes mellitus (52 people, 7.38%)
- Pain (41 people, 5.82%)
- Atrial fibrillation (40 people, 5.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (695 people, 98.58%)
- Aspirin (195 people, 27.66%)
- Simvastatin (129 people, 18.30%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (94 people, 13.33%)
- Omeprazole (87 people, 12.34%)
* 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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