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Review: could Losartan cause Cataract?

Summary: Cataract is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Losartan potassium, and have High blood pressure.

We study 12,974 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 68 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, when they have Cataract and more.

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Losartan

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,054 Losartan users)

Cataract

Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, diabetes. (latest reports from 17,648 Cataract patients)

On Jan, 9, 2015: 12,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 68 people (0.52%) have Cataract.

Trend of Cataract in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Cataract * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cataract25.00%0.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Cataract65.22%34.78%

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cataract0.00%0.00%0.00%1.67%3.33%5.00%28.33%61.67%

Severity of Cataract when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cataract0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Cataract ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cataract0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (16 people, 23.53%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 11.76%)
  3. Asthma (7 people, 10.29%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (6 people, 8.82%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 7.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (65 people, 95.59%)
  2. Prednisone (21 people, 30.88%)
  3. Aspirin (19 people, 27.94%)
  4. Simvastatin (13 people, 19.12%)
  5. Omeprazole (11 people, 16.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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