Review: could Losartan cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 12,818 people who take Losartan. Among them, 234 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,748 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Losartan include high blood pressure, breathing difficulty, weakness, dizziness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 764,386 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 12,818 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 234 people (1.83%) have Insomnia.
Time on Losartan when people have Insomnia * :
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Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Losartan * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Losartan * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Losartan ** :
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How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (98 people, 41.88%)
- Depression (27 people, 11.54%)
- Blood pressure (26 people, 11.11%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 6.84%)
- Anxiety (16 people, 6.84%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (211 people, 90.17%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (42 people, 17.95%)
- Aspirin (41 people, 17.52%)
- Omeprazole (34 people, 14.53%)
- Simvastatin (32 people, 13.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Cliff (2 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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