Losartan potassium and Itching - from FDA reports


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 High blood pressure . We study 16,546 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA. Among them, 437 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 17,640 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,376 Itching patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

16,546 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan Potassium.
Among them, 437 people (2.64%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan potassium cause Itching?

Time on Losartan Potassium when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 26.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.88 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 23.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 8.82 %

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

  • female: 61.03 %
  • male: 38.97 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.29 %
  • 30-39: 1.45 %
  • 40-49: 9.01 %
  • 50-59: 20.64 %
  • 60+: 68.6 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (123 people, 28.15%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (68 people, 15.56%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (36 people, 8.24%)
  • Diabetes (31 people, 7.09%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (18 people, 4.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (69 people, 15.79%)
  • Niaspan (47 people, 10.76%)
  • Omeprazole (43 people, 9.84%)
  • Simvastatin (37 people, 8.47%)
  • Humira (31 people, 7.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (164 people, 37.53%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (59 people, 13.50%)
  • Fatigue (57 people, 13.04%)
  • Nausea (46 people, 10.53%)
  • Headache (43 people, 9.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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