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 High blood pressure.
We study 13,003 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 240 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.
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Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,091 Losartan users)
Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,888 Insomnia patients)
On Feb, 24, 2015: 13,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 240 people (1.85%) have Insomnia.
Time on Losartan when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Losartan * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Losartan * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (99 people, 41.25%)
- Depression (27 people, 11.25%)
- Asthma (17 people, 7.08%)
- Anxiety (16 people, 6.67%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (215 people, 89.58%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (42 people, 17.50%)
- Aspirin (41 people, 17.08%)
- Omeprazole (35 people, 14.58%)
- Simvastatin (32 people, 13.33%)
* 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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Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.
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