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Review: could Losartan cause Muscle weakness (Weakness)?

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 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, 618 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Losartan

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,054 Losartan users)

Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 182,201 Muscle weakness patients)

On Jan, 9, 2015: 12,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 618 people (4.77%) have Muscle Weakness.

Trend of Muscle weakness in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Muscle weakness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle weakness14.29%28.57%20.00%17.14%17.14%2.86%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle weakness56.26%43.74%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle weakness0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.60%7.25%17.10%73.05%

Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle weakness5.00%65.00%30.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle weakness9.09%0.00%90.91%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (179 people, 28.96%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (51 people, 8.25%)
  3. Pain (43 people, 6.96%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (39 people, 6.31%)
  5. Osteoporosis (38 people, 6.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (559 people, 90.45%)
  2. Aspirin (170 people, 27.51%)
  3. Simvastatin (102 people, 16.50%)
  4. Omeprazole (92 people, 14.89%)
  5. Furosemide (84 people, 13.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I stop pradaxa a week before having pain shot for lower back pain. I have no pain or weakness for about a week after going back on pradaxa. This has happended three times now. Can't say for sure the pradaxa is the cause or if that is the amount of time the pain shot last.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Thyroid blood work 639 now on synthetic thyroid medication but blood pressure is dropping lower as time is passing. I have severe headaches and migraines. My lower right back is hurting bad. Hydrocodone edges not even help the pain. They saw my thyroid enlarged in cat scan . I am going for a sonogram tomorrow. I am so fatigued. It is hard to get out of bed, but I force myself. The doctor primary keeps adjusting medications. I have an appointment with an endocrinologist but not until mid November. Getting more discouraged as time goes by. Don't know what to do.



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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Thyroid blood work 639 now on synthetic thyroid medication but blood pressure is dropping lower as time is passing. I have severe headaches and migraines. My lower right back is hurting bad. Hydrocodone edges not even help the pain. They saw my thyroid enlarged in cat scan . I am going for a sonogram tomorrow. I am so fatigued. It is hard to get out of bed, but I force myself. The doctor primary keeps adjusting medications. I have an appointment with an endocrinologist but not until mid November. Getting more discouraged as time goes by. Don't know what to do.

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