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Review: could Losartan cause High blood sugar?

Summary: High blood sugar could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,749 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 103 have High blood sugar. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood sugar and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,799 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

High blood sugar

High blood sugar (high blood sugar) (latest reports from 141,936 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, diabetes, depression, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 12,749 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 103 people (0.81%) have High Blood Sugar. They amount to 0.07% of all the 140,959 people who have High Blood Sugar on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood sugar in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have High blood sugar * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood sugar0.00%25.00%12.50%12.50%25.00%0.00%25.00%

Gender of people who have High blood sugar when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
High blood sugar63.81%36.19%

Age of people who have High blood sugar when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%9.89%16.48%65.93%

Severity of High blood sugar when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood sugar25.00%0.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood sugar ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood sugar0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (39 people, 37.86%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (24 people, 23.30%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (17 people, 16.50%)
  4. Blood pressure (14 people, 13.59%)
  5. Gastric disorder (12 people, 11.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (92 people, 89.32%)
  2. Lantus (43 people, 41.75%)
  3. Simvastatin (20 people, 19.42%)
  4. Atenolol (17 people, 16.50%)
  5. Aspirin (16 people, 15.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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