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 Metformin, and have High blood pressure . We study 18,869 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 547 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 48,978 users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (latest reports from 133,568 Coughing patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

18,869 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 547 people (2.9%) have Coughing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Coughing?

Time on Losartan when people have Coughing *:

  • < 1 month: 30.77 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.54 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 19.23 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.23 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.54 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Coughing when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 66.29 %
  • male: 33.71 %

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.46 %
  • 2-9: 0.23 %
  • 10-19: 0.46 %
  • 20-29: 0.23 %
  • 30-39: 2.78 %
  • 40-49: 7.87 %
  • 50-59: 19.68 %
  • 60+: 68.29 %

Severity of Coughing **:

  • least: 8.33 %
  • moderate: 41.67 %
  • severe: 41.67 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (67 people, 12.25%)
  • Amlodipine (60 people, 10.97%)
  • Spiriva (55 people, 10.05%)
  • Humira (53 people, 9.69%)
  • Simvastatin (52 people, 9.51%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Cholesterol (76 people, 13.89%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (64 people, 11.70%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (50 people, 9.14%)
  • Diabetes (47 people, 8.59%)
  • Asthma (47 people, 8.59%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Breathing Difficulty (113 people, 20.66%)
  • Fatigue (68 people, 12.43%)
  • Weakness (55 people, 10.05%)
  • Malaise (55 people, 10.05%)
  • Fever (54 people, 9.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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