Review: could Losartan cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 Losartan potassium, and have High blood pressure.
We study 13,003 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 177 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,091 Losartan users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Feb, 10, 2015: 12,974 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 176 people (1.36%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Losartan when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||11.76%||29.41%||5.88%||17.65%||23.53%||11.76%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Losartan * :
|Weight gain||61.67%||38.33% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Losartan * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.31%||18.54%||25.17%||52.98% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||61.54%||38.46%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||20.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (51 people, 28.98%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (18 people, 10.23%)
- Atrial fibrillation (17 people, 9.66%)
- Diabetes mellitus (17 people, 9.66%)
- Pain (10 people, 5.68%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (151 people, 85.80%)
- Aspirin (42 people, 23.86%)
- Simvastatin (24 people, 13.64%)
- Omeprazole (20 people, 11.36%)
- Digoxin (18 people, 10.23%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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