Losartan potassium and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Losartan Potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Furosemide, and have High blood pressure . We study 16,546 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA. Among them, 159 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss 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 17,637 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

16,546 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 159 people (0.96%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan potassium cause Hair loss?

Time on Losartan Potassium when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 62.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • female: 84.18 %
  • male: 15.82 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Losartan Potassium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.5 %
  • 40-49: 14.17 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 58.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (55 people, 34.59%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (21 people, 13.21%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (19 people, 11.95%)
  • Depression (10 people, 6.29%)
  • Acromegaly (9 people, 5.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (17 people, 10.69%)
  • Methotrexate (14 people, 8.81%)
  • Lipitor (13 people, 8.18%)
  • Folic Acid (13 people, 8.18%)
  • Aspirin (13 people, 8.18%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (39 people, 24.53%)
  • Diarrhea (37 people, 23.27%)
  • Pain (33 people, 20.75%)
  • Dizziness (26 people, 16.35%)
  • High Blood Pressure (23 people, 14.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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