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 12,974 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 has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,054 Losartan users)
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 18,400 Fluid retention patients)
On Jan, 25, 2015: 12,974 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 38 people (0.29%) have Fluid Retention.
Time on Losartan when people have Fluid retention * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Fluid retention||66.67%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Fluid retention when taking Losartan * :
|Fluid retention||50.00%||50.00% |
Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Losartan * :
|Fluid retention||0.00%||0.00%||3.12%||0.00%||3.12%||18.75%||9.38%||65.62% |
Severity of Fluid retention when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (10 people, 26.32%)
- Atrial fibrillation (3 people, 7.89%)
- Renal failure chronic (3 people, 7.89%)
- Pain (2 people, 5.26%)
- Renal cell carcinoma (2 people, 5.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (31 people, 81.58%)
- Furosemide (8 people, 21.05%)
- Lasix (7 people, 18.42%)
- Amlodipine (7 people, 18.42%)
- Nifedipine (6 people, 15.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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