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Review: could Losartan cause Coughing (Cough)?

We study 12,882 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 373 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,952 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Coughing

Coughing (latest reports from 488,304 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 12,882 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 373 people (2.90%) have Coughing.

Trend of Coughing in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Coughing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coughing32.43%32.43%2.70%8.11%10.81%10.81%2.70%

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Coughing66.75%33.25%

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coughing0.00%0.00%0.29%1.17%2.63%10.82%18.71%66.37%

Severity of Coughing when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coughing0.00%45.00%50.00%5.00%

How people recovered from Coughing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Coughing0.00%7.69%92.31%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (165 people, 44.24%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (63 people, 16.89%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (41 people, 10.99%)
  4. Asthma (33 people, 8.85%)
  5. Pain (23 people, 6.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (363 people, 97.32%)
  2. Lisinopril (71 people, 19.03%)
  3. Aspirin (70 people, 18.77%)
  4. Verapamil (55 people, 14.75%)
  5. Omeprazole (46 people, 12.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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