Could Losartan cause Coughing - from FDA reports


Summary

Coughing 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 Amlodipine, and have High blood pressure . We study 46,073 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 1,487 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing 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)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,650 Coughing patients).

On Dec, 31, 2016

46,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 1,487 people (3.23%) have Coughing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Coughing?

Time on Losartan when people have Coughing *:

  • < 1 month: 44.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.72 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 67.74 %
  • male: 32.26 %

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.08 %
  • 10-19: 0.42 %
  • 20-29: 0.59 %
  • 30-39: 2.88 %
  • 40-49: 8.8 %
  • 50-59: 19.54 %
  • 60+: 67.51 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (503 people, 33.83%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (174 people, 11.70%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (161 people, 10.83%)
  • Asthma (140 people, 9.41%)
  • Diabetes (107 people, 7.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amlodipine (150 people, 10.09%)
  • Humira (135 people, 9.08%)
  • Metformin (127 people, 8.54%)
  • Aspirin (124 people, 8.34%)
  • Spiriva (100 people, 6.72%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (326 people, 21.92%)
  • Fatigue (220 people, 14.79%)
  • High Blood Pressure (169 people, 11.37%)
  • Headache (169 people, 11.37%)
  • Malaise (166 people, 11.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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