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Review: could Losartan cause Headache?

We study 12,923 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 507 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,968 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,192,123 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 12,882 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 545 people (4.23%) 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
Headache45.57%20.25%8.86%6.33%11.39%7.59%0.00%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Headache68.62%31.38%

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%3.53%12.47%18.50%64.03%

Severity of Headache when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache4.76%57.14%23.81%14.29%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache11.76%5.88%82.35%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (229 people, 42.02%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (47 people, 8.62%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (46 people, 8.44%)
  4. Blood pressure (45 people, 8.26%)
  5. Convulsion (30 people, 5.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (496 people, 91.01%)
  2. Aspirin (88 people, 16.15%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (75 people, 13.76%)
  4. Levothyroxine sodium (74 people, 13.58%)
  5. Furosemide (58 people, 10.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • short duration frontal temporal headache cause by cough, sneeze, exertion, maybe worse lying down

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I was experiencing severe hair loss and exhaution with prior prescription Triamterene/ Hydrochlorothia Tab 75-50mg so doctor put me on Losartan and still seeing hair loss after a couple months.

    Reply

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