Losartan and High blood sugar - from FDA reports


Summary

High blood sugar is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Lantus, and have High blood pressure . We study 46,073 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 285 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar 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)

High Blood Sugar

High blood sugar has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 24,118 High blood sugar patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

46,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 285 people (0.62%) have High Blood Sugar


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause High blood sugar?

Time on Losartan when people have High Blood Sugar *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have High Blood Sugar when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 66.91 %
  • male: 33.09 %

Age of people who have High Blood Sugar when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.19 %
  • 40-49: 9.96 %
  • 50-59: 19.05 %
  • 60+: 65.8 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (133 people, 46.67%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (87 people, 30.53%)
  • Diabetes (70 people, 24.56%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (35 people, 12.28%)
  • Gastric Disorder (22 people, 7.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (91 people, 31.93%)
  • Metformin (44 people, 15.44%)
  • Simvastatin (27 people, 9.47%)
  • Aspirin (26 people, 9.12%)
  • Humalog (23 people, 8.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypoglycemia (47 people, 16.49%)
  • High Blood Pressure (43 people, 15.09%)
  • Dizziness (34 people, 11.93%)
  • Weakness (27 people, 9.47%)
  • Drug Ineffective (26 people, 9.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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