Losartan and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain 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 Lyrica, and have High blood pressure . We study 46,073 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 763 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Losartan

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan 49,076 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

46,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 763 people (1.66%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Weight gain?

Time on Losartan when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 15.38 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 76.92 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 69.92 %
  • male: 30.08 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.7 %
  • 20-29: 0.52 %
  • 30-39: 2.97 %
  • 40-49: 12.04 %
  • 50-59: 22.16 %
  • 60+: 61.61 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (264 people, 34.60%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (104 people, 13.63%)
  • Diabetes (82 people, 10.75%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (78 people, 10.22%)
  • Pain (76 people, 9.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (80 people, 10.48%)
  • Metformin (76 people, 9.96%)
  • Amlodipine (69 people, 9.04%)
  • Simvastatin (57 people, 7.47%)
  • Aspirin (54 people, 7.08%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (139 people, 18.22%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (132 people, 17.30%)
  • High Blood Pressure (106 people, 13.89%)
  • Weight Decreased (99 people, 12.98%)
  • Pain In Extremity (93 people, 12.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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