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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Itchiness?

Summary: Itchiness could be caused by Losartan potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 11,691 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 318 have Itchiness. Find out below who they are, when they have Itchiness and more.

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Losartan potassium

Losartan potassium (latest outcomes from 12,013 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Itchiness

Itchiness (latest reports from 537,512 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 11,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 318 people (2.69%) have Itchiness. They amount to 0.06% of all the 536,579 people who have Itchiness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itchiness in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Itchiness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itchiness21.62%35.14%8.11%2.70%24.32%0.00%8.11%

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

FemaleMale
Itchiness58.20%41.80%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itchiness0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.50%9.36%19.85%69.29%

Severity of Itchiness when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itchiness25.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Itchiness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itchiness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (86 people, 27.04%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (24 people, 7.55%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (23 people, 7.23%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 6.60%)
  5. Cardiac disorder (19 people, 5.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (69 people, 21.70%)
  2. Niaspan (46 people, 14.47%)
  3. Omeprazole (36 people, 11.32%)
  4. Simvastatin (29 people, 9.12%)
  5. Humira (28 people, 8.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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