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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Cough?

Summary: Cough 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 Lisinopril, and have High blood pressure.

We study 11,805 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 356 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough 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 12,150 Losartan potassium users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,681 Cough patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 11,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 356 people (3.02%) have Cough.

Trend of Cough in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Cough * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cough25.81%41.94%3.23%9.68%6.45%9.68%3.23%

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Losartan potassium * :

FemaleMale
Cough67.90%32.10%

Age of people who have Cough when taking Losartan potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cough0.00%0.00%0.30%1.22%2.44%11.28%18.29%66.46%

Severity of Cough when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cough0.00%40.00%53.33%6.67%

How people recovered from Cough ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cough0.00%9.09%90.91%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (160 people, 44.94%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (62 people, 17.42%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (40 people, 11.24%)
  4. Asthma (33 people, 9.27%)
  5. Pain (23 people, 6.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (71 people, 19.94%)
  2. Aspirin (67 people, 18.82%)
  3. Verapamil (55 people, 15.45%)
  4. Omeprazole (43 people, 12.08%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (43 people, 12.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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