Losartan and Headache - from FDA reports


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 Amlodipine, and have High blood pressure . We study 46,073 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 2,045 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 49,076 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,276 Headache patients).

On Feb, 21, 2017

46,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 2,045 people (4.44%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Headache?

Time on Losartan when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.96 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.78 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.48 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.78 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 71.57 %
  • male: 28.43 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.06 %
  • 2-9: 0.12 %
  • 10-19: 0.55 %
  • 20-29: 1.03 %
  • 30-39: 2.98 %
  • 40-49: 10.94 %
  • 50-59: 22.49 %
  • 60+: 61.82 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (743 people, 36.33%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (213 people, 10.42%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (187 people, 9.14%)
  • Diabetes (151 people, 7.38%)
  • Pain (145 people, 7.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amlodipine (178 people, 8.70%)
  • Metformin (176 people, 8.61%)
  • Humira (160 people, 7.82%)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (133 people, 6.50%)
  • Omeprazole (124 people, 6.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dizziness (428 people, 20.93%)
  • Nausea (411 people, 20.10%)
  • High Blood Pressure (384 people, 18.78%)
  • Fatigue (327 people, 15.99%)
  • Diarrhea (248 people, 12.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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