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Review: could Losartan cause Muscle cramps?

We study 12,923 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Muscle cramps. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle cramps and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,968 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 51,026 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 12,882 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 25 people (0.19%) have Muscle Cramps.

Trend of Muscle cramps in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Muscle cramps * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle cramps11.11%11.11%0.00%11.11%55.56%0.00%11.11%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps68.00%32.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle cramps0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.35%34.78%60.87%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps0.00%40.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle cramps28.57%0.00%71.43%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (5 people, 20.00%)
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 12.00%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 12.00%)
  4. High blood pressure (3 people, 12.00%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (17 people, 68.00%)
  2. Lipitor (9 people, 36.00%)
  3. Humira (3 people, 12.00%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 12.00%)
  5. Crestor (3 people, 12.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I want no know if Diclofenac can cause cramps in many different muscules( arms, legs, fingers, etc) that last hours even a hole day. Also I took 20 mg of furosemide this same day.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • My leg bunch up with severe leg cramps at night.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I started Losartan today, no affects yet, just checking to see if it has an adverse interaction with the Triam/HCTZ and the other supplements

    MSM, Wild YAM, and Black Cohosh

    Reply

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