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Review: could Losartan cause Dry throat?

Summary: Dry throat could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,749 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have Dry throat. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry throat and more.

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On Apr, 8, 2014: 12,914 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 18 people (0.14%) have Dry Throat. They amount to 0.12% of all the 14,429 people who have Dry Throat on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dry throat in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Dry throat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry throat100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Dry throat76.92%23.08%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry throat0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%23.08%76.92%

Severity of Dry throat when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry throat0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dry throat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry throat0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (18 people, 100.00%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (15 people, 83.33%)
  3. Psoriasis (2 people, 11.11%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 11.11%)
  5. Breast cancer (2 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (18 people, 100.00%)
  2. Verapamil (15 people, 83.33%)
  3. Lisinopril (15 people, 83.33%)
  4. Omeprazole (4 people, 22.22%)
  5. Zyrtec (4 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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