Review: could Losartan cause Erectile dysfunction?
We study 12,874 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 59 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.
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Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,936 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.
Erectile dysfunction (latest reports from 133,908 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 12,861 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 58 people (0.45%) have Erectile Dysfunction. They amount to 0.04% of all the 129,547 people who have Erectile Dysfunction on eHealthMe.
Time on Losartan when people have Erectile dysfunction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Erectile dysfunction||3.45%||13.79%||34.48%||10.34%||20.69%||6.90%||10.34% |
Gender of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Losartan * :
|Erectile dysfunction||1.64%||98.36% |
Age of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Losartan * :
|Erectile dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.26%||22.81%||45.61%||26.32% |
Severity of Erectile dysfunction when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Erectile dysfunction||3.12%||43.75%||46.88%||6.25% |
How people recovered from Erectile dysfunction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Erectile dysfunction||0.00%||5.56%||94.44% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (29 people, 50.00%)
- High blood pressure (10 people, 17.24%)
- Erectile dysfunction (7 people, 12.07%)
- Multiple myeloma (7 people, 12.07%)
- High blood cholesterol (7 people, 12.07%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (40 people, 68.97%)
- Simvastatin (17 people, 29.31%)
- Aspirin (16 people, 27.59%)
- Metoprolol tartrate (11 people, 18.97%)
- Lipitor (11 people, 18.97%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 months ago):
Blood pressure is well controlled (120/80) but feeling faint at times like it is too low. I exercise regularly, but don't seem to lose the 20-30 extra pounds (I weight 225) so my Dr does refuses to reduce the meds until my BMI score is better . Erections are getting slower to build, faster to lose and harder to maintain. Dr. prescribed Cialis but besides costing over $20 a pill and not covered by insurance, it makes my ears ring like crazy.
pc_bob on May, 21, 2014:
The very first thing they ask you to do is to get your weight down to near normal. This has a double benefit: It will lower your blood pressure and it will (or should) help with the ED. There are no guarantees however. EVERY drug has side effects. Some are major, others may be benign. But, combining drugs, as we are often forced to do, introduces yet another round of possible side effects! I try to minimize the total number of drugs I take, currently I'm on Losartan 100 mg, Omeprazole 20 mg, Testosterone injections 400 mg and soon amlodipine besylate ?mg. If Amlodipine doesn't start helping in a month or two, I will insist my doctor switch to an Ace Inhibitor.
From this study (6 months ago):
Daily: baby aspirin, multivitamin, vitamin D, fiber supplement
From this study (6 months ago):
Recent colonoscopy and stool sample both negative
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