Review: could Losartan cause Muscle Cramps?


Summary

Muscle cramps is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Furosemide, and have Hypertension . We study 10,595 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps 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 23,077 users)

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, blood bilirubin increased, abdominal pain, blood alkaline phosphatase increased, memory loss (latest reports from 10,491 Muscle cramps patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

10,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 10 people (0.09%) have Muscle Cramps


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Muscle cramps?

Time on Losartan when people have Muscle Cramps *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 90 %
  • male: 10 %

Age of people who have Muscle Cramps when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 37.5 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Severity if Muscle Cramps when taking Losartan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 25 %
  • severe: 25 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Muscle Cramps **:

  • while on drug: 33.33 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (6 people)
  • Weight Loss (2 people)
  • Insomnia (2 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Non-Insulin-Dependent (2 people)
  • Depression (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Temazepam (3 people)
  • Furosemide (3 people)
  • Troglitazone (2 people)
  • Ibuprofen (2 people)
  • Bumetanide (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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