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Review: could Losartan cause Cataract?

Summary: Cataract could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,749 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, when they have Cataract and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,799 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Cataract

Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) (latest reports from 134,610 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 12,749 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 67 people (0.53%) have Cataract. They amount to 0.05% of all the 134,034 people who have Cataract on eHealthMe.

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
Cataract33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Cataract64.71%35.29%

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cataract0.00%0.00%0.00%1.69%3.39%5.08%28.81%61.02%

Severity of Cataract when taking Losartan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Cataract ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (16 people, 23.88%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (8 people, 11.94%)
  3. Asthma (7 people, 10.45%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (6 people, 8.96%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (5 people, 7.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (64 people, 95.52%)
  2. Prednisone (21 people, 31.34%)
  3. Aspirin (19 people, 28.36%)
  4. Simvastatin (13 people, 19.40%)
  5. Lantus (11 people, 16.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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