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Review: could Losartan cause Muscle weakness?

We study 12,841 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 614 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 13,904 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 1,327,956 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 12,830 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 614 people (4.79%) have Muscle Weakness. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,328,453 people who have Muscle Weakness on eHealthMe.

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 weakness56.46%43.54%

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%7.12%17.04%73.22%

Severity of Muscle weakness when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle weakness6.25%56.25%37.50%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, 29.15%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (51 people, 8.31%)
  3. Pain (42 people, 6.84%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (39 people, 6.35%)
  5. Osteoporosis (38 people, 6.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (559 people, 91.04%)
  2. Aspirin (169 people, 27.52%)
  3. Simvastatin (102 people, 16.61%)
  4. Omeprazole (92 people, 14.98%)
  5. Furosemide (84 people, 13.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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