Could Losartan cause Cataract - from FDA reports


Summary

Cataract is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Simvastatin, and have High blood pressure . We study 46,073 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 388 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 49,029 users)

Cataract

Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 27,440 Cataract patients).

On Jan, 10, 2017

46,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 388 people (0.84%) have Cataract


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Cataract?

Time on Losartan when people have Cataract *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cataract when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 73.18 %
  • male: 26.82 %

Age of people who have Cataract when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.09 %
  • 30-39: 1.46 %
  • 40-49: 2.55 %
  • 50-59: 15.33 %
  • 60+: 79.56 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (153 people, 39.43%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (75 people, 19.33%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (68 people, 17.53%)
  • Diabetes (61 people, 15.72%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (37 people, 9.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (40 people, 10.31%)
  • Metformin (39 people, 10.05%)
  • Lantus (37 people, 9.54%)
  • Aspirin (37 people, 9.54%)
  • Humira (34 people, 8.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (48 people, 12.37%)
  • High Blood Pressure (45 people, 11.60%)
  • Dizziness (43 people, 11.08%)
  • Joint Pain (40 people, 10.31%)
  • Drug Ineffective (40 people, 10.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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