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Review: could Losartan potassium cause Rash?

Summary: Rash 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 11,823 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 452 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 11,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 445 people (3.76%) have Rash. They amount to 0.05% of all the 964,631 people who have Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rash in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash21.57%29.41%9.80%1.96%23.53%0.00%13.73%

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

FemaleMale
Rash62.27%37.73%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.00%0.00%0.00%0.24%2.42%14.73%15.70%66.91%

Severity of Rash when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (154 people, 34.61%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (67 people, 15.06%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (37 people, 8.31%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (30 people, 6.74%)
  5. Pain (29 people, 6.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (88 people, 19.78%)
  2. Humira (67 people, 15.06%)
  3. Simvastatin (62 people, 13.93%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (48 people, 10.79%)
  5. Furosemide (43 people, 9.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Attempting to find out what is causing my rash. Was off all supplements for a week with no change. Off of Tamoxifen for one week no change. Where had radiation 1 1/2 year ago area was red. & hot this morning. Calmed down later in day. Rash from neck to knees including arms.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • speckled Rash on forearms and neck, new freckles on face

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