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Review: could Losartan cause Headache?





Summary: Headache is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,956 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 508 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache 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 Losartan 14,034 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headache 199,069 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 12,937 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 546 people (4.22%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache46.25%20.00%8.75%6.25%11.25%7.50%0.00%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Headache68.67%31.33%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%0.00%0.62%0.83%3.73%12.45%18.46%63.90%

Severity of Headache when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache4.55%59.09%22.73%13.64%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache11.11%5.56%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (229 people, 41.94%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (47 people, 8.61%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (46 people, 8.42%)
  4. Convulsion (30 people, 5.49%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (26 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (496 people, 90.84%)
  2. Aspirin (88 people, 16.12%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (75 people, 13.74%)
  4. Levothyroxine sodium (74 people, 13.55%)
  5. Furosemide (58 people, 10.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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