Review: could Losartan potassium cause Hair loss?
We study 11,753 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 94 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Losartan potassium (latest outcomes from 12,086 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.
Hair loss (latest reports from 228,401 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Aug, 12, 2014: 11,745 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 94 people (0.80%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.04% of all the 227,990 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
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%||58.33%||0.00%||8.33%||25.00%||8.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Hair loss||81.25%||18.75% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan potassium * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.20%||13.25%||25.30%||60.24% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Losartan potassium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||80.00%||20.00%||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, 35.11%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (14 people, 14.89%)
- Hypothyroidism (8 people, 8.51%)
- Acromegaly (7 people, 7.45%)
- Lupus nephritis (6 people, 6.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (16 people, 17.02%)
- Furosemide (15 people, 15.96%)
- Amlodipine (12 people, 12.77%)
- Folic acid (11 people, 11.70%)
- Prednisone (11 people, 11.70%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Comments from related studies:
From this study (4 months ago):
I was experiencing severe hair loss and exhaution with prior prescription Triamterene/ Hydrochlorothia Tab 75-50mg so doctor put me on Losartan and still seeing hair loss after a couple months.
From this study (8 months ago):
are any of my medicines causing my hair loss
From this study (8 months ago):
I have been on losartan for 2 years and have noticeable thinning of my hair and large spaces on my scalp. Could this be losartan that is causing this. The doctor says its my synthroid but I've been on that for 25 years and never had this problem.
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