Losartan and Muscle weakness - from FDA reports


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 Amlodipine, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Muscle weakness with Losartan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 56,396 people who have side effects when taking Losartan from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 20, 2017

56,396 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 2,706 people (4.8%) have Muscle weakness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Muscle weakness?

Time on Losartan when people have Muscle weakness *:

  • < 1 month: 24.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.72 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.78 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.53 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 61.06 %
  • male: 38.94 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.05 %
  • 10-19: 0.09 %
  • 20-29: 0.69 %
  • 30-39: 1.98 %
  • 40-49: 5.71 %
  • 50-59: 15.94 %
  • 60+: 75.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (283 people, 10.46%)
  • Diabetes (217 people, 8.02%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (216 people, 7.98%)
  • Pain (198 people, 7.32%)
  • Depression (129 people, 4.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amlodipine (289 people, 10.68%)
  • Metformin (243 people, 8.98%)
  • Aspirin (233 people, 8.61%)
  • Lipitor (185 people, 6.84%)
  • Simvastatin (180 people, 6.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (794 people, 29.34%)
  • Dizziness (495 people, 18.29%)
  • Nausea (461 people, 17.04%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (399 people, 14.75%)
  • Diarrhea (366 people, 13.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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