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 Amlodipine, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Muscle weakness with Losartan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 52,919 people who have side effects when taking Losartan from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 25, 2017

52,919 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 2,527 people (4.78%) have Muscle Weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Losartan when people have Muscle Weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.44 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.28 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.78 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 61.35 %
  • male: 38.65 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.1 %
  • 20-29: 0.69 %
  • 30-39: 2.11 %
  • 40-49: 5.93 %
  • 50-59: 15.35 %
  • 60+: 75.77 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (781 people, 30.91%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (268 people, 10.61%)
  • Diabetes (209 people, 8.27%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (206 people, 8.15%)
  • Pain (185 people, 7.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amlodipine (263 people, 10.41%)
  • Aspirin (233 people, 9.22%)
  • Metformin (219 people, 8.67%)
  • Lipitor (183 people, 7.24%)
  • Simvastatin (180 people, 7.12%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (739 people, 29.24%)
  • Dizziness (460 people, 18.20%)
  • Nausea (434 people, 17.17%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (377 people, 14.92%)
  • Malaise (338 people, 13.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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