Losartan and Dry throat - from FDA reports


Summary

Dry throat 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 Spiriva, and have High blood pressure . We study 46,073 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 64 have Dry throat. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry throat 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 49,076 users)

Dry Throat

Dry throat has been reported by people with high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma (latest reports from 5,127 Dry throat patients).

On Feb, 06, 2017

46,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 64 people (0.14%) have Dry Throat


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Dry throat?

Time on Losartan when people have Dry Throat *:

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

Gender of people who have Dry Throat when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 77.97 %
  • male: 22.03 %

Age of people who have Dry Throat when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 1.96 %
  • 50-59: 29.41 %
  • 60+: 68.63 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (33 people, 51.56%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (11 people, 17.19%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (9 people, 14.06%)
  • Thyroid Diseases (7 people, 10.94%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (7 people, 10.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Spiriva (8 people, 12.50%)
  • Enbrel (6 people, 9.38%)
  • Omeprazole (5 people, 7.81%)
  • Metformin (5 people, 7.81%)
  • Lisinopril (5 people, 7.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dry Mouth (22 people, 34.38%)
  • Cough (19 people, 29.69%)
  • Swallowing Difficulty (13 people, 20.31%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (11 people, 17.19%)
  • Nasal Dryness (9 people, 14.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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