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Review: could Cozaar cause Tinnitus?

Summary: Tinnitus 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 Blood cholesterol.

We study 25,554 people who have side effects while taking Cozaar from FDA and social media. Among them, 152 have Tinnitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Tinnitus and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 25,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Cozaar. Among them, 155 people (0.61%) have Tinnitus. They amount to 0.14% of all the 112,942 people who have Tinnitus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Tinnitus in Cozaar reports

Time on Cozaar when people have Tinnitus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Tinnitus60.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Tinnitus when taking Cozaar * :

FemaleMale
Tinnitus59.89%40.11%

Age of people who have Tinnitus when taking Cozaar * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.67%2.00%18.67%78.67%

Severity of Tinnitus when taking Cozaar ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Tinnitus25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Tinnitus ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Tinnitus0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol (56 people, 36.13%)
  2. Hypertension (38 people, 24.52%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (35 people, 22.58%)
  4. Blood pressure (32 people, 20.65%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (32 people, 20.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (69 people, 44.52%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (49 people, 31.61%)
  3. Lasix (42 people, 27.10%)
  4. Lipitor (40 people, 25.81%)
  5. Allopurinol (40 people, 25.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I take losartan, 100mg., one per day. I had a problem with getting my script refilled and did not take the losartan for one week. Instead I took an atenalol. This morning I restarted the losartan and the severe tinnitus came back. I had not even realized that it was gone until it returned.

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