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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 12,956 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 14,037 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 Dec, 13, 2014: 12,956 people who reported to have side effects when taking Losartan 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)DizzinessHypertension (high blood pressure)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Blood Pressure IncreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)DizzinessIschaemic Stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain)Arthralgia (joint pain)Headache (pain in head)Rash (redness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Blood Pressure IncreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Erectile DysfunctionBlood Pressure IncreasedHeart Rate IncreasedDizzinessUrinary Tract InfectionDizziness
InfectionDiarrhoeaLiver Disorder (liver diseases)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)DiarrhoeaRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Drug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)Panic AttackConstipationFace Oedema (swelling of face)Pain
Erythema Multiforme (type of hypersensitivity reaction)Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Diarrhoea
Nephrotic Syndrome (kidney disease with proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and oedema)VomitingDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cold SweatIrritable Bowel SyndromeDiplopia (double vision)Lymphadenopathy (disease or enlargement of lymph nodes)Headache (pain in head)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Blood Pressure IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Bronchopneumonia (inflammation of the lungs, arising in the bronchi or bronchioles)Anaemia (lack of blood)Neurogenic 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)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Abdominal PainHeadache (pain in head)Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)PneumoniaDepressionSwollen Tongue (swelling of tongue)Asthenia (weakness)
Rash (redness)Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedCerebral Ischaemia (insufficient blood flow to the brain to meet metabolic demand)Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)VertigoTongue Oedema (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)
Headache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
DiarrhoeaDiarrhoea
VomitingMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Asthenia (weakness)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
PainPneumonia

Most common side effects by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Exposure To Communicable DiseaseDevice Related InfectionLupus Nephritis (a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that may affect kidney tissue)Convulsion (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)
Blood Pressure IncreasedRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)InfectionArthralgia (joint pain)Pyrexia (fever)Headache (pain in head)Arthralgia (joint pain)Dizziness
VomitingHenoch-schonlein Purpura (inflammation of the blood vessels in the skin and other body organs)Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue)Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Loss Of ConsciousnessHypertension (high blood pressure)Pyrexia (fever)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Cardiac ArrestFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Urinary Tract InfectionHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Hypertension (high blood pressure)PainDiarrhoea
Foetal Growth Restriction (poor growth of a baby while in the mother's womb during pregnancy)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)DiarrhoeaDiarrhoeaPyrexia (fever)Headache (pain in head)Asthenia (weakness)
Oligohydramnios (a condition in pregnancy characterized by a deficiency of amniotic fluid)Oedema Nos (fluid collection in tissue)Blood Creatinine IncreasedCondition AggravatedConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)CoughDrug IneffectivePyrexia (fever)
Congenital Renal Disorder (disease of kidney by birth)Anaemia Nos (lack of blood)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Blood Creatinine IncreasedPainRash (redness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Proteinuria PresentRenal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)Blood Pressure IncreasedUrinary Tract InfectionDizzinessHypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Proteinuria (presence of protein in the urine)Septic Arthritis Staphylococcal (bacterial blood infection spreads to joint caused by staphylococcus)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Pressure IncreasedVomitingVomiting

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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