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Review: Losartan potassium side effects

In this review, we analyze Losartan potassium side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium. The review is based on 11,805 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Losartan potassium

Losartan potassium (latest outcomes from 12,152 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (losartan potassium): Cozaar, Losartan.

On Feb, 10, 2015: 11,805 people who reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium are studied

 outcomes

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Headache (pain in head)DizzinessAngioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)Ischaemic Stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Blood Pressure IncreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Arthralgia (joint pain)Headache (pain in head)Rash (redness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Blood Pressure IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)DiarrhoeaNeurogenic Bladder (the normal function of the bladder is to store and empty urine in a coordinated, controlled fashion)Priapism (prolonged and painful erection that can last from several hours up to a few days)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
InfectionDiarrhoeaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Pressure IncreasedHeart Rate IncreasedCardiac FailureHypersensitivityDizziness
Drug IneffectiveLiver Disorder (liver diseases)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)Irritable Bowel SyndromeRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Pain
Erythema Multiforme (type of hypersensitivity reaction)VomitingDizzinessBronchopneumonia (inflammation of the lungs, arising in the bronchi or bronchioles)Panic AttackDiplopia (double vision)Urinary Tract InfectionDiarrhoea
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Abdominal PainDysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)Cerebral Ischaemia (insufficient blood flow to the brain to meet metabolic demand)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DizzinessFace Oedema (swelling of face)Headache (pain in head)
Nephrotic Syndrome (kidney disease with proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and oedema)Headache (pain in head)Epigastric DiscomfortDizzinessAnaemia (lack of blood)VertigoPruritus (severe itching of the skin)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Rash (redness)Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedCondition AggravatedPneumoniaInjection Site PainErythema (redness of the skin)Asthenia (weakness)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)CoughHeadache (pain in head)Drug IneffectiveGastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)Pulmonary Haemorrhage (acute bleeding from the lung)Swollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)Drug Ineffective

Most common side effects by gender * :

FemaleMale
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pyrexia (fever)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Dizziness
DiarrhoeaMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Diarrhoea
PainAsthenia (weakness)
VomitingHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Drug Ineffective

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cardiac ArrestDevice Related InfectionInfectionConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Exposure To Communicable DiseaseHypertension (high blood pressure)Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue)Arthralgia (joint pain)Pyrexia (fever)Headache (pain in head)Arthralgia (joint pain)Dizziness
Blood Pressure IncreasedHenoch-schonlein Purpura (inflammation of the blood vessels in the skin and other body organs)Lupus Nephritis (a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that may affect kidney tissue)Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
VomitingInfusion Related ReactionPyrexia (fever)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Foetal Growth Restriction (poor growth of a baby while in the mother's womb during pregnancy)Septic Arthritis Staphylococcal (bacterial blood infection spreads to joint caused by staphylococcus)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)DiarrhoeaHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)CoughDizzinessDiarrhoea
Congenital Renal Disorder (disease of kidney by birth)Proteinuria PresentBlood Creatinine IncreasedUrinary Tract InfectionDiarrhoeaPyrexia (fever)Drug IneffectiveAsthenia (weakness)
Oligohydramnios (a condition in pregnancy characterized by a deficiency of amniotic fluid)Albuminuria PresentHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Condition AggravatedUrinary Tract InfectionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Loss Of ConsciousnessAnaemia Nos (lack of blood)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Platelet Count DecreasedConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Rash (redness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Oedema Nos (fluid collection in tissue)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Blood Pressure IncreasedPainDizzinessHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Pyrexia (fever)
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)Pallor (unusual lightness of skin colour)Blood Urea IncreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Pressure IncreasedDiarrhoeaOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

Frank (2 years ago):

I would love to have this drug just for the need to masterbate.
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HUSNAJ (4 years ago):

I am 55 and started Losartan potassium 50mg with Concor 10mg ten days back and since that day I am suffering from severe itching on my scrotum and penis. The itch stays for 5-10 minutes and I am forced to rub both my scrotum and penis vigorusly which eventually takes me to masturbation.
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