Review: could Losartan cause Muscle weakness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
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, 613 have Muscle weakness. See who they are, when they have Muscle weakness 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 12,191 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 weakness (a lack of muscle strength) (latest reports from 1,304,136 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Mar, 2, 2014: 11,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 613 people (5.44%) have Muscle Weakness.
Time on Losartan when people have Muscle weakness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle weakness||16.13%||29.03%||19.35%||12.90%||19.35%||3.23%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Losartan * :
|Muscle weakness||56.55%||43.45% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Losartan * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.63%||7.13%||17.07%||73.17% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||60.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle weakness||14.29%||0.00%||85.71% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (179 people, 29.20%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (51 people, 8.32%)
- Pain (42 people, 6.85%)
- Atrial fibrillation (39 people, 6.36%)
- Osteoporosis (38 people, 6.20%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (558 people, 91.03%)
- Aspirin (169 people, 27.57%)
- Simvastatin (102 people, 16.64%)
- Omeprazole (92 people, 15.01%)
- Furosemide (84 people, 13.70%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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