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Review: could Losartan cause Insomnia?





Summary: Insomnia 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 Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,956 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 234 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia 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 14,034 users)

Insomnia

Insomnia has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Insomnia 135,811 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 12,937 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 239 people (1.85%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia29.03%19.35%9.68%6.45%9.68%19.35%6.45%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia66.94%33.06%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.03%7.07%27.27%62.63%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia0.00%52.38%38.10%9.52%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (99 people, 41.42%)
  2. Depression (27 people, 11.30%)
  3. Asthma (17 people, 7.11%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 6.69%)
  5. Anxiety (16 people, 6.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (214 people, 89.54%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (42 people, 17.57%)
  3. Aspirin (41 people, 17.15%)
  4. Omeprazole (34 people, 14.23%)
  5. Simvastatin (32 people, 13.39%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Cliff (3 years ago):

Male 75 taking Lyrica 25mg per day, Synthroid .1 mg day - Using Losartan for 3 months, have experienced chronic insomnia of 3 to 4 hours light sleep per night. Not taking prescript. sleep med, only OTC pain reliever PM every 2nd night. Nothing helps, I wake at 2 or 3 or 4 AM wide awake and can't return to sleep, which causes drowsiness rest of day. It is wrecking my health and creating moods of anxiety and gloom. Took Benicar previously which seemed OK but HealthSpring Medicare Advantage replaced that expensive drug with Losartan, a generic.
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