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Review: could Cozaar cause Itching?

Summary: Itching could be caused by Cozaar, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 25,554 people who have side effects while taking Cozaar from FDA and social media. Among them, 593 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Cozaar

Cozaar (latest outcomes from 26,309 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 537,495 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 25,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Cozaar. Among them, 593 people (2.33%) have Itching. They amount to 0.11% of all the 536,790 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Cozaar reports

Time on Cozaar when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching26.79%16.07%16.07%10.71%16.07%5.36%8.93%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Cozaar * :

FemaleMale
Itching67.95%32.05%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Cozaar * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.19%0.00%0.94%1.32%9.23%13.75%74.58%

Severity of Itching when taking Cozaar ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%25.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (105 people, 17.71%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (30 people, 5.06%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (29 people, 4.89%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (20 people, 3.37%)
  5. Depression (19 people, 3.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (158 people, 26.64%)
  2. Lasix (77 people, 12.98%)
  3. Norvasc (74 people, 12.48%)
  4. Lipitor (67 people, 11.30%)
  5. Coumadin (66 people, 11.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have a few bumps that itch and when scratched causes more rash to spread and is getting worse. I have been on this medication a year but just increased to 100 mg about two months ago. The bumps and itching started right after I started taking it and has gradually gotten worse especially since my meds were increased to 100 mg.

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