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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 12,937 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 546 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 14,015 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Trend of losartan reports

Headache

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

Trend of Headache reports

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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