Review: Muscle weakness in Losartan
(By eHealthMe on Nov, 21, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Muscle weakness (Weakness) by studying 11,100 people who take Losartan. We analyze: the time on Losartan when people have Muscle weakness, gender and age of these people, the severity of Muscle weakness, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Losartan. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Losartan (latest outcomes) 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, dyspnoea exacerbated, dizziness, dizziness aggravated.
Muscle weakness (a lack of muscle strength) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Nov, 21, 2013: 11,048 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 524 people (4.74%) 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||17.24%||31.03%||20.69%||10.34%||17.24%||3.45%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Losartan * :
|Muscle weakness||57.41%||42.59% |
Age of people who have Muscle weakness when taking Losartan * :
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.03%||6.93%||16.23%||73.81% |
Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||69.23%||30.77%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle weakness||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (163 people, 31.11%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (47 people, 8.97%)
- Product used for unknown indication (46 people, 8.78%)
- Osteoporosis (37 people, 7.06%)
- Pain (37 people, 7.06%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (505 people, 96.37%)
- Aspirin (153 people, 29.20%)
- Simvastatin (96 people, 18.32%)
- Omeprazole (82 people, 15.65%)
- Furosemide (73 people, 13.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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