Review: could Losartan Potassium cause Itching?


Summary

Itching 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 Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 12,951 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 348 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching 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 16,869 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 145,536 Itching patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

12,951 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 348 people (2.69%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan potassium cause Itching?

Time on Losartan Potassium when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 24.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.11 %

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

  • female: 60.88 %
  • male: 39.12 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.78 %
  • 40-49: 8.19 %
  • 50-59: 22.06 %
  • 60+: 67.97 %

Severity if Itching when taking Losartan Potassium **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 75.0 %
  • severe: 12.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (93 people, 26.72%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (31 people, 8.91%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (28 people, 8.05%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (25 people, 7.18%)
  • Asthma (15 people, 4.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (67 people, 19.25%)
  • Niaspan (47 people, 13.51%)
  • Omeprazole (43 people, 12.36%)
  • Simvastatin (36 people, 10.34%)
  • Humira (29 people, 8.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rash (66 people, 18.97%)
  • Erythema (66 people, 18.97%)
  • Dyspnoea (45 people, 12.93%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (38 people, 10.92%)
  • Fatigue (38 people, 10.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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