Losartan and Muscle weakness - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle weakness is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure . We study 46,073 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 2,189 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness 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 49,076 users)

Muscle Weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 279,146 Muscle weakness patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

46,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 2,189 people (4.75%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Losartan when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 24.19 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.87 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.23 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 60.86 %
  • male: 39.14 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.11 %
  • 20-29: 0.73 %
  • 30-39: 2.25 %
  • 40-49: 5.79 %
  • 50-59: 15.51 %
  • 60+: 75.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (684 people, 31.25%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (226 people, 10.32%)
  • Diabetes (179 people, 8.18%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (172 people, 7.86%)
  • Pain (164 people, 7.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (233 people, 10.64%)
  • Amlodipine (201 people, 9.18%)
  • Metformin (193 people, 8.82%)
  • Simvastatin (180 people, 8.22%)
  • Omeprazole (168 people, 7.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (608 people, 27.78%)
  • Dizziness (388 people, 17.72%)
  • Nausea (380 people, 17.36%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (333 people, 15.21%)
  • Malaise (283 people, 12.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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