Losartan potassium and Angioedema - from FDA reports


Summary

Angioedema is found among people who take Losartan Potassium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure . We study 16,546 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA. Among them, 109 have Angioedema. Find out below who they are, when they have Angioedema and more.

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Losartan Potassium

Losartan potassium has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan potassium 17,640 users)

Angioedema

Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes (latest reports from 18,689 Angioedema patients).

On Feb, 11, 2017

16,546 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 109 people (0.66%) have Angioedema


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan potassium cause Angioedema?

Time on Losartan Potassium when people have Angioedema *:

  • < 1 month: 26.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.39 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.04 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.17 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Angioedema when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • female: 42.27 %
  • male: 57.73 %

Age of people who have Angioedema when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.11 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.22 %
  • 40-49: 14.44 %
  • 50-59: 24.44 %
  • 60+: 57.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (66 people, 60.55%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (6 people, 5.50%)
  • Diabetes (6 people, 5.50%)
  • Essential Hypertension (5 people, 4.59%)
  • Urticaria (4 people, 3.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (8 people, 7.34%)
  • Aspirin (8 people, 7.34%)
  • Simvastatin (7 people, 6.42%)
  • Ranitidine (6 people, 5.50%)
  • Fentanyl-100 (5 people, 4.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Urticaria (14 people, 12.84%)
  • Rashes (13 people, 11.93%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (12 people, 11.01%)
  • Fever (8 people, 7.34%)
  • Itching (7 people, 6.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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