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Losartan Potassium

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2.3  Effectiveness
6.7  Side Effects
4.4  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 12 Losartan Potassium side effects and 4 Losartan Potassium benefits.

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Effectiveness of Losartan Potassium by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Losartan Potassium, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 1.4% 8.1% 75.6% 12.2% 2.8%
Balance/Equilibrium 0.8% 6.1% 64.4% 23.9% 4.7%
Blood Pressure 9.1% 25.2% 47.9% 13.6% 4.2%
Breathing 0.8% 5.6% 68.6% 19.2% 5.8%
Confidence 1.4% 4.5% 74.1% 15.6% 4.5%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0.3% 5.8% 73.9% 17.5% 2.5%
Digestion 0.8% 4.4% 75.3% 13.1% 6.4%
Emotional Well-being 1.4% 6.4% 67.7% 20.1% 4.5%
Energy 3.3% 10.8% 44.2% 27.5% 14.2%
Eyesight 1.4% 5.6% 73.1% 16.4% 3.6%
Memory 0.8% 7.2% 66.9% 20.6% 4.5%
Mental Clarity 0.8% 5.8% 70.2% 18.9% 4.2%
Pain 1.1% 8.3% 65.3% 16.9% 8.3%
Patience 0.8% 6.4% 71% 18.4% 3.3%
Sexual Health 2.2% 6.9% 70.9% 12.7% 7.2%
Skin Complexion 0.8% 3.1% 84.4% 8.3% 3.3%
Sleep 3.3% 12.8% 53.1% 24.4% 6.4%
Stress Level 1.4% 5.6% 64.6% 22% 6.4%
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Commonly Reported Losartan Potassium Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 86.6% 4.7% 4.7% 2.2% 1.9%
Anxiety 65.8% 13.4% 10.8% 7.4% 2.6%
Asthma 90.2% 4.1% 2.9% 1.9% 1%
Blurred Vision 66.5% 16.9% 8.3% 6.4% 1.9%
Breathing Difficulties 73.7% 9.8% 8.6% 5.3% 2.6%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 71.1% 9.5% 6.7% 8.6% 4.1%
Cold Symptoms 70.3% 10.5% 10.5% 4.5% 4.1%
Confusion 77.8% 10.9% 7.9% 2.3% 1.1%
Constipation 70.3% 6.2% 10.9% 10.9% 1.6%
Cough 0% 40% 20% 20% 20%
Depression 73.7% 10.4% 9.2% 5.2% 1.5%
Diarrhea 80.5% 9% 5.6% 3.4% 1.5%
Dizziness 62.4% 17.9% 10% 7.3% 2.4%
Drowsiness 60.6% 17.9% 11.8% 6.1% 3.6%
Fatigue 43.3% 16.7% 17.9% 15.5% 6.7%
Fever 92.9% 4.1% 1.9% 0.4% 0.8%
Gas 70.7% 13.5% 7.9% 5.6% 2.3%
Headache 65.2% 12.1% 13% 6.7% 3%
Insomnia 66.4% 9.4% 11.5% 9.4% 3.3%
Irregular Heartbeat 74.4% 10.5% 8.3% 5.3% 1.5%
Itching 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 51.1% 14.3% 14.6% 12.4% 7.6%
Loss of Taste 79.4% 10.5% 5.7% 2.2% 2.2%
Mood Swings 71.1% 12.4% 8.3% 6.8% 1.5%
Muscle / Joint Pain 57.1% 28.6% 0% 0% 14.3%
Muscle Cramping 50.8% 18.8% 14.7% 12.8% 3%
Nausea 77.6% 10.2% 6.2% 4.3% 1.6%
Sensitivity to Light 85.7% 5.6% 4.1% 3% 1.5%
Sexual Dysfunction 76.7% 7.5% 4.9% 6.8% 4.1%
Skin Rash 85.9% 6.2% 4.7% 1.6% 1.6%
Slow Heartbeat 87.9% 4.4% 4.8% 2.2% 0.6%
Stomach Ache 76.7% 12% 6.4% 2.6% 2.3%
Stuffy Nose 40% 60% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Losartan Potassium Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 78.7% 7.9% 5.7% 6.3% 1.3%
Anemia 93.4% 1.6% 3.3% 0% 1.6%
Back Pain 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Bleeding 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Breast Tenderness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 66.9% 14.1% 9.1% 6.9% 3.1%
Chest Pain 66.7% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Cough 68.9% 15.6% 6.3% 5.4% 3.8%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 58.7% 17.1% 16.8% 6.7% 0.6%
Difficulty Urinating 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Elevated Blood Sugar 93% 3.8% 1.6% 1.6% 0%
Fever 90.6% 4.7% 3.1% 0% 1.6%
Gout 93% 3.5% 2.5% 1% 0%
Hair Growth 91.1% 3.5% 3.8% 1.6% 0%
Heartburn 74.6% 8.3% 8.6% 7% 1.6%
Increased Urination 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 86.9% 1.6% 4.9% 4.9% 1.6%
Jaw Discomfort 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 97.1% 1.3% 1% 0.3% 0.3%
Muscle / Joint Pain 48.3% 15.2% 14.6% 15.6% 6.3%
Pain 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 64.1% 6.2% 10.9% 14.1% 4.7%
Sexual Dysfunction 65.6% 8.2% 16.4% 9.8% 0%
Stuffy Nose 66.3% 12.1% 12.7% 6.3% 2.5%
Sweating 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Swelling 57.1% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 14.3%
Swelling around the Eyes 87.3% 5.4% 4.4% 1.6% 1.3%
Swelling of Extremities 85.2% 3.3% 3.3% 8.2% 0%
Tenderness 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Tingling Sensations 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Watery Eyes 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Yeast Infection 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
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Episodes since taking Losartan Potassium
Since taking Losartan Potassium Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.3%
Blindness 0.2%
Fall 1.2%
Heart attack 0.3%
Hospitalization 0.9%
Seizure 0.1%
Stroke 0.2%
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06 Nov 2018 For me this drug is effective and I have no obvious side effects.
   —Posted by Mauranne
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06 Nov 2018 This drug has made me feel terrible the past 2 months. I am anemia and other blood work is normal. Very tired, dizzy, bathroom issues, body aches, shortness of breath. do not recommend for older people I am female 66
   —Posted by Shron
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26 Aug 2017 I am trying to find out if it could be causing any of my health issues. The only problem I had when starting it was extreme dizziness and upset stomach, had to cut back to 50 mg. After getting a new Dr. dosage was increased back to 100 mg with no dizziness.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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18 Feb 2017 I don't have any effects related to blood pressure.
   —Posted by wbydddg
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16 Jun 2016 I have been on 25mg Losartan for several years and I have no side effects at all. Before I went on Losartan I took two drugs to keep my blood pressure down. My doctor told me that for those that can take it , it is a very good drug and keeps strokes at bay as well. I am on a low dose and it works. However my husband asked to switch to it but found he had to take 50mg losartan and 5mg amlipodine to keep his blood pressure down. He has no side effects either.
   —Posted by Maureen
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