Review: could Losartan potassium cause Hair loss?
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 Aspirin, 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, 95 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Losartan potassium has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 12,150 Losartan potassium users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 11,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 95 people (0.80%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Losartan potassium when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||0.00%||53.85%||0.00%||15.38%||23.08%||7.69%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Hair loss||81.44%||18.56% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.19%||13.10%||25.00%||60.71% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Losartan potassium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||83.33%||16.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (33 people, 34.74%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (14 people, 14.74%)
- Hypothyroidism (9 people, 9.47%)
- Acromegaly (7 people, 7.37%)
- Lupus nephritis (6 people, 6.32%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (16 people, 16.84%)
- Furosemide (15 people, 15.79%)
- Amlodipine (12 people, 12.63%)
- Prednisone (11 people, 11.58%)
- Folic acid (11 people, 11.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Recently, have had 3 bad episodes of hypoglycemia esp. during the night. I was wondering if the BP med Losartan Potassium 25mg could be causing these? The BS levels have been very low in the 30-40 ranges. I have read the recent article of the study done on Losartan that women (esp. those 60+) maybe should not be on this med.
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