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 Losartan potassium, and have High blood pressure.
We study 12,974 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 has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,054 Losartan users)
Muscle cramps (painful sensations caused by muscle contraction) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 10,823 Muscle cramps patients)
On Dec, 29, 2014: 12,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 25 people (0.19%) 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||11.11%||11.11%||0.00%||11.11%||55.56%||0.00%||11.11% |
Gender of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Losartan * :
|Muscle cramps||68.00%||32.00% |
Age of people who have Muscle cramps when taking Losartan * :
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.35%||34.78%||60.87% |
Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle cramps||0.00%||40.00%||40.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle cramps||28.57%||0.00%||71.43% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (5 people, 20.00%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 12.00%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 12.00%)
- High blood pressure (3 people, 12.00%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 8.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (17 people, 68.00%)
- Lipitor (9 people, 36.00%)
- Humira (3 people, 12.00%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 12.00%)
- Crestor (3 people, 12.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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