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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Metformin, and have Hypertension . We study 18,843 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 180 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 Losartan 45,459 users)

Cataract

Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with appetite - decreased, weakness, pneumonia, intraocular pressure increased, fatigue (latest reports from 26,490 Cataract patients).

On Sep, 28, 2016

18,843 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 180 people (0.96%) have Cataract


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Cataract?

Time on Losartan when people have Cataract *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 76.54 %
  • male: 23.46 %

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.78 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 2.33 %
  • 50-59: 13.95 %
  • 60+: 82.95 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (72 people, 40.00%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (29 people, 16.11%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (27 people, 15.00%)
  • Glaucoma (21 people, 11.67%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (19 people, 10.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (23 people, 12.78%)
  • Xalatan (21 people, 11.67%)
  • Simvastatin (20 people, 11.11%)
  • Lantus (17 people, 9.44%)
  • Lasix (16 people, 8.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Visual Impairment (20 people, 11.11%)
  • Pain In Extremity (18 people, 10.00%)
  • Pain (18 people, 10.00%)
  • Glaucoma (18 people, 10.00%)
  • Arthralgia (18 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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