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Review: could Losartan cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,749 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,788 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 89,012 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, diabetes, primary pulmonary hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 12,749 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 38 people (0.30%) have Fluid Retention. They amount to 0.04% of all the 88,980 people who have Fluid Retention on eHealthMe.

Trend of Fluid retention in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Fluid retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fluid retention66.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fluid retention when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Fluid retention50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fluid retention0.00%0.00%3.12%0.00%3.12%18.75%9.38%65.62%

Severity of Fluid retention when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fluid retention0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fluid retention0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (10 people, 26.32%)
  2. Blood pressure (3 people, 7.89%)
  3. Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 7.89%)
  4. Renal failure chronic (3 people, 7.89%)
  5. Pain (2 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (31 people, 81.58%)
  2. Furosemide (8 people, 21.05%)
  3. Amlodipine (7 people, 18.42%)
  4. Lasix (7 people, 18.42%)
  5. Nifedipine (6 people, 15.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • My brother has severe fluid retention for unknown reason. Well any of these medications cause this problem.

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