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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% 7.9% 75.6% 12.2% 2.8%
Balance/Equilibrium 0.8% 6.2% 65.2% 22.9% 4.8%
Blood Pressure 9.3% 25.1% 48.3% 13.3% 4%
Breathing 0.8% 5.7% 68.3% 19.3% 5.9%
Confidence 1.4% 4.5% 73.9% 15.6% 4.5%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0.3% 5.9% 73.9% 17.3% 2.5%
Digestion 0.8% 4.5% 75.9% 13% 5.7%
Emotional Well-being 1.4% 6.5% 67.9% 19.6% 4.5%
Energy 3.4% 11% 44.2% 27.2% 14.2%
Eyesight 1.4% 5.7% 73.1% 16.4% 3.4%
Memory 0.9% 7.4% 66.8% 20.5% 4.5%
Mental Clarity 0.9% 6% 70.5% 18.5% 4.3%
Pain 1.1% 8.5% 65.7% 16.4% 8.2%
Patience 0.9% 6.5% 71.3% 17.9% 3.4%
Sexual Health 2.3% 7.1% 70.3% 13% 7.3%
Skin Complexion 0.8% 3.1% 84.1% 8.5% 3.4%
Sleep 3.4% 13% 53.3% 23.8% 6.5%
Stress Level 1.4% 5.7% 65.3% 21% 6.5%
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Commonly Reported Losartan Potassium Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 70.8% 10% 10.4% 4.6% 4.2%
Headache 65.3% 12.4% 13.3% 6.2% 2.8%
Skin Rash 85.7% 6.3% 4.8% 1.6% 1.6%
Loss of Taste 79.2% 10.4% 5.8% 2.3% 2.3%
Gas 70.8% 13.1% 8.1% 5.8% 2.3%
Fatigue 43.3% 16.4% 18% 15.5% 6.8%
Depression 73.8% 10.3% 9.1% 5.3% 1.6%
Sensitivity to Light 86.2% 5.4% 4.2% 2.7% 1.5%
Asthma 89.9% 4.2% 2.9% 1.9% 1%
Muscle / Joint Pain 57.1% 28.6% 0% 0% 14.3%
Mood Swings 71.5% 11.9% 8.1% 6.9% 1.5%
Blurred Vision 67.7% 16.5% 7.3% 6.5% 1.9%
Breathing Difficulties 73.5% 10% 8.5% 5.4% 2.7%
Sexual Dysfunction 76.2% 7.7% 5% 6.9% 4.2%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 51.6% 14% 14.6% 12% 7.8%
Stomach Ache 76.9% 11.9% 6.2% 2.7% 2.3%
Confusion 78.1% 10.8% 7.7% 2.3% 1.2%
Fever 92.7% 4.2% 1.9% 0.4% 0.8%
Constipation 69.8% 6.3% 11.1% 11.1% 1.6%
Irregular Heartbeat 75.4% 9.6% 8.5% 5% 1.5%
Anxiety 66.2% 13.3% 10.6% 7.2% 2.7%
Drowsiness 61.3% 17% 11.8% 6.2% 3.7%
Cough 0% 40% 20% 20% 20%
Nausea 77.8% 10.5% 5.7% 4.4% 1.6%
Dizziness 62.5% 18% 9.9% 7.1% 2.5%
Itching 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Insomnia 66.3% 9.6% 11.5% 9.3% 3.4%
Allergic Reaction 86.3% 4.8% 4.8% 2.2% 1.9%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 72.1% 9.1% 6.5% 8.1% 4.2%
Muscle Cramping 51.2% 19.2% 14.2% 12.3% 3.1%
Stuffy Nose 40% 60% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 88% 4.5% 4.5% 2.3% 0.6%
Diarrhea 80.8% 9.2% 5% 3.5% 1.5%
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Less Commonly Reported Losartan Potassium Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Stuffy Nose 66.6% 11.7% 13% 6.2% 2.6%
Reduced Libido 63.5% 6.3% 11.1% 14.3% 4.8%
Swelling around the Eyes 87.3% 5.5% 4.5% 1.3% 1.3%
Chest Pain 66.7% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Jaw Discomfort 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 97.1% 1.3% 1% 0.3% 0.3%
Difficulty Urinating 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Yeast Infection 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 59.7% 17.5% 15.6% 6.5% 0.6%
Tingling Sensations 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Cough 68.8% 15.6% 6.2% 5.5% 3.9%
Change in Weight 67.4% 13.7% 8.9% 6.7% 3.2%
Elevated Blood Sugar 93.5% 3.6% 1.3% 1.6% 0%
Bleeding 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Watery Eyes 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Heartburn 75.6% 8.4% 7.8% 6.5% 1.6%
Swelling 57.1% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 14.3%
Irregular Heartbeat 86.7% 1.7% 5% 5% 1.7%
Breast Tenderness 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Pain 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 65% 8.3% 16.7% 10% 0%
Tenderness 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Swelling of Extremities 85% 3.3% 3.3% 8.3% 0%
Hair Growth 90.9% 3.6% 3.9% 1.6% 0%
Back Pain 50% 0% 0% 0% 50%
Gout 92.9% 3.6% 2.6% 1% 0%
Sweating 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Anemia 93.3% 1.7% 3.3% 0% 1.7%
Muscle / Joint Pain 48.4% 15.3% 14.6% 15.6% 6.2%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 78.9% 7.8% 5.8% 6.2% 1.3%
Dry Mouth 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Increased Urination 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Fever 90.5% 4.8% 3.2% 0% 1.6%
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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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User Comments about Losartan Potassium
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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16 Jun 2016 I am pleased this drug has lowered my very high blood pressure to within normal levels. However the side effects of insomnia and breathlessness upon exertion are distressing
   —Posted by helen beaumont
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11 Dec 2015 I feel so ill. One hour after taking Losartan I have difficulty breathing and I have to run for the Combivent inhaler. I feel as though I am coming down with a cold or the flu. I cough up yellow phlegm three or four times a day.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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13 Dec 2015 i had been taking this medicine for around four years. for the past three years, i have not been taking it, but i have taken muktavati (ayurvedic medicine) parallelly (ie., along with losartan h) for 1 years and gradually dispensed with taking losartan. but i am regularly doing exercise for half hour everyday. i stopped taking the muktavati also since three years. i am regularly monitoring bp which is well under control.
   —Posted by p m rao



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