Review: could Losartan cause Muscle cramps?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.2/4
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, 21 have Muscle cramps. See who they are, when they have Muscle cramps 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.
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) (latest reports from 49,354 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.
On Feb, 25, 2014: 11,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 23 people (0.20%) have Muscle Cramps.
Time on Losartan when people have Muscle cramps * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||14.29%||0.00%||14.29%||57.14%||0.00%||14.29% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Losartan * :
|Muscle cramps||73.91%||26.09% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Losartan * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||25.00%||50.00%||25.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||33.33%||0.00%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (4 people, 17.39%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 13.04%)
- High blood pressure (3 people, 13.04%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 13.04%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 8.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (16 people, 69.57%)
- Lipitor (9 people, 39.13%)
- Humira (3 people, 13.04%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 13.04%)
- Folic acid (3 people, 13.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 year 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.
From this study (1 year ago):
My leg bunch up with severe leg cramps at night.
From this study (1 year 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
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