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Review: could Losartan cause Muscle cramps?

Summary: Muscle cramps could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,759 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 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 13,799 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 49,507 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, pain, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,914 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 23 people (0.18%) have Muscle Cramps. They amount to 0.05% of all the 49,513 people who have Muscle Cramps on eHealthMe.

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 cramps0.00%14.29%0.00%14.29%57.14%0.00%14.29%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle cramps73.91%26.09%

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%0.00%33.33%66.67%

Severity of Muscle cramps when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle cramps0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Muscle cramps ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle cramps33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (4 people, 17.39%)
  2. Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 13.04%)
  3. High blood pressure (3 people, 13.04%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 13.04%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (16 people, 69.57%)
  2. Lipitor (9 people, 39.13%)
  3. Humira (3 people, 13.04%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 13.04%)
  5. Folic acid (3 people, 13.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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.

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  • From this study (1 year 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

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