Review: Losartan side effects
In this review, we analyze Losartan side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Losartan. The review is based on 12,874 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
Stay connected: join a mobile support group for people who have Losartan side effects >>>
What is Losartan
Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,936 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 Potassium.
On Aug, 22, 2014: 12,874 people who reported to have side effects when taking Losartan are studied
Most common side effects over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified |
|Headache||Dizziness||Dizziness||Ischaemic Stroke||Hypertension||Hypertension||Blood Pressure Increased||Dyspnoea |
|Blood Pressure Increased||Renal Failure Acute||Erectile Dysfunction||Hyperkalaemia||Heart Rate Increased||Muscle Spasms||Urinary Tract Infection||Dizziness |
|Infection||Diarrhoea||Liver Disorder||Angioedema||Diarrhoea||Renal Failure||Oedema Peripheral||Nausea |
|Drug Ineffective||Liver Disorder||Dyspnoea||Blood Pressure Increased||Nausea||Dizziness||Face Oedema||Pain |
|Nephrotic Syndrome||Headache||Headache||Renal Failure Chronic||Panic Attack||Diplopia||Pruritus||Diarrhoea |
|Erythema Multiforme||Vomiting||Nausea||Headache||Irritable Bowel Syndrome||Depression||Lymphadenopathy||Headache |
|Nausea||Blood Pressure Increased||Malaise||Cold Sweat||Anaemia||Neurogenic Bladder||Priapism||Arthralgia |
|Dyspnoea||Angioedema||Epigastric Discomfort||Cerebral Ischaemia||Pneumonia||Cardiac Failure||Swollen Tongue||Asthenia |
|Cough||Abdominal Pain||Rash||Bronchopneumonia||Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage||Constipation||Tongue Oedema||Drug Ineffective |
Most common side effects by gender * :
|Pain||Drug Ineffective |
Most common side effects by age * :
|Exposure To Communicable Disease||Device Related Infection||Infection||Convulsion||Malaise||Dyspnoea||Dyspnoea||Nausea |
|Blood Pressure Increased||Renal Failure Acute||Systemic Lupus Erythematosus||Oedema Peripheral||Pyrexia||Headache||Arthralgia||Dizziness |
|Vomiting||Henoch-schonlein Purpura||Lupus Nephritis||Arthralgia||Fatigue||Fatigue||Nausea||Dyspnoea |
|Loss Of Consciousness||Hypertension||Pyrexia||Arrhythmia||Renal Failure||Nausea||Pain||Fatigue |
|Cardiac Arrest||Fatigue||Hypertension||Diarrhoea||Hypotension||Hypertension||Dizziness||Diarrhoea |
|Foetal Growth Restriction||Hypotension||Dyspnoea||Urinary Tract Infection||Diarrhoea||Cough||Headache||Asthenia |
|Oligohydramnios||Oedema Nos||Blood Creatinine Increased||Platelet Count Decreased||Convulsion||Pyrexia||Drug Ineffective||Pyrexia |
|Congenital Renal Disorder||Anaemia Nos||Renal Failure||Condition Aggravated||Pain||Dizziness||Fatigue||Headache |
|Pulmonary Embolism||Proteinuria Present||Hypotension||Dyspnoea||Nausea||Rash||Hypotension||Malaise |
|Proteinuria||Septic Arthritis Staphylococcal||Renal Impairment||Blood Pressure Increased||Urinary Tract Infection||Blood Pressure Increased||Vomiting||Vomiting |
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
Browse Losartan side effects from A to Z:
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
Comments from related studies:
From this study (7 hours ago):
Initially was given Metoprolol 25-50mg/day for high blood pressure 180/115. Was good and relaxed for about a week, then severe palpitations started to occur. Was taken off Metoprolol and put on Losartan 25-50mg/day and palpitations continued to be severe and frequent 2-5/day lasting a few minutes to an hour or two. Recovery was longer. Shortness of breath was accompanied. Was at cardiologist's office when a severe palpalitory event was occuring. He said I was having PAC's. I've been told PVC's as well in past visits to the doctors office. I stopped taking Losartan a week and a half ago. I've had several good days without palpitations occuring with a few days with severe palpitations occuring. I'm not sure if palpitations will cease, but I wasn't having palpitations or arrythmias prior to taking any of these medications. Again, I am seeing a marked improvement overall after ceasing these medications. I've lost 20 lbs or 10% of my body weight over the past 2-3 months and feel much better, but the severe palpitations do occur still without much warning. Last night I had an episode that lasted close to an hour and a half. After the palpitations reside and normal heart function returns, stomach sour sets in and I end up urinating frequently and also evacuating my bowells which help with recovery. My cardiologist says that the stomach sour is a result of the palpitations and not the other way around. My stomach isn't causing my palpitations. I will never take another med again in my life. It's poison to my system. How other's can tolerate this stuff is beyond me. I eat right and exercise everyday.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Losartan
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Losartan potassium bad dreams
This drug is causing me dreams nightly. I have taken it for 3 weeks. Will be letting my physician know.
- Rituxan mental changes
Within a month my daughter has had altered mental health symptoms such as confusion 'ADD symptoms' decrease in vision, trouble concentrating, frequent headaches and sharp head pain, forgetfulness, blanks out much more and 'feels off'
it has now been about 5 months since last rituxan
- Hair loss on this drug
i began this drug a week and two days now. after the fourth day i saw hair loss, my sister said you have a dry patch in your hair and i went home and brushed my hair there was no much hair loss and a few bald patches about the size of fists at the back of my head. There was no way to hide them, e ...
More reviews for: Losartan
On eHealthMe, Losartan (losartan potassium) is often used for high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions Losartan is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Losartan used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Studies of common Losartan drug interactions:
- Losartan and Furosemide drug interactions (6,874 reports)
- Losartan and Acetylsalicylate Lysine drug interactions (5,797 reports)
- Losartan and Atorvastatin Calcium drug interactions (4,550 reports)
- Losartan and Simvastatin drug interactions (4,540 reports)
- Losartan and Norvasc drug interactions (4,539 reports)
- Losartan and Tirosint drug interactions (4,408 reports)
- Losartan and Glumetza drug interactions (3,740 reports)
- Losartan and Omeprazole drug interactions (3,348 reports)
- Losartan and Coumadin drug interactions (3,175 reports)
- Losartan and Tenormin drug interactions (2,821 reports)
Browse Losartan drug interactions with drugs from A to Z:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.