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Review: could Losartan cause Fluid retention?

Summary: Fluid retention is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, 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, 38 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention 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 14,091 Losartan users)

Fluid retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 18,429 Fluid retention patients)

On Feb, 24, 2015: 13,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 38 people (0.29%) have Fluid Retention.

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. Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 7.89%)
  3. Renal failure chronic (3 people, 7.89%)
  4. Pain (2 people, 5.26%)
  5. Renal cell carcinoma (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. Lasix (7 people, 18.42%)
  4. Amlodipine (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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