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Review: could Losartan cause Muscle weakness (Weakness)?

We study 12,923 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 615 have Muscle weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle weakness and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,968 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Muscle weakness

Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength) (latest reports from 1,330,636 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 12,882 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 615 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 weakness15.62%31.25%18.75%12.50%18.75%3.12%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Muscle weakness56.37%43.63%

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%2.62%7.29%17.01%73.08%

Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle weakness5.88%58.82%35.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle weakness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle weakness12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (179 people, 29.11%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (51 people, 8.29%)
  3. Pain (42 people, 6.83%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (39 people, 6.34%)
  5. Osteoporosis (38 people, 6.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (559 people, 90.89%)
  2. Aspirin (169 people, 27.48%)
  3. Simvastatin (102 people, 16.59%)
  4. Omeprazole (92 people, 14.96%)
  5. Furosemide (84 people, 13.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Cut out most sugars and soda in the past couple of years
    Had Lymes but doctor says its gone now.
    Feel dizzy and weak once in a while.
    Some fluorescent lighting makes me feel dizzy.

    Reply

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • The muscle weakness was mainly in my legs and I had the same results when I took Zyrtec for allergies.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I suspect doxcycline being a Cyp 3A4 inhibitor has been interacting with simvastatin and omeprazole to raise plasma levels into toxic ranges.

    Reply

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Muscle Weakness is also known as: Asthenia, Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness, Lack of strength, Muscle fatigue, Muscular weakness, Weakness.

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