Could Losartan cause 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 18,867 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 770 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 48,978 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 305,936 Headache patients).

On Nov, 19, 2016

18,867 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 770 people (4.08%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Headache?

Time on Losartan when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 21.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.95 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.2 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.63 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.88 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 72.12 %
  • male: 27.88 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.8 %
  • 20-29: 1.6 %
  • 30-39: 3.2 %
  • 40-49: 10.88 %
  • 50-59: 25.12 %
  • 60+: 58.4 %

Severity of Headache **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 42.86 %
  • severe: 21.43 %
  • most severe: 21.43 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amlodipine (82 people, 10.65%)
  • Humira (79 people, 10.26%)
  • Metformin (77 people, 10.00%)
  • Omeprazole (65 people, 8.44%)
  • Metoprolol (58 people, 7.53%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (90 people, 11.69%)
  • Pain (72 people, 9.35%)
  • Depression (57 people, 7.40%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (41 people, 5.32%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (150 people, 19.48%)
  • Dizziness (150 people, 19.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (133 people, 17.27%)
  • Fatigue (118 people, 15.32%)
  • Weakness (82 people, 10.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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