Related topic: Losartan, Hair loss
Review: could Losartan cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.
We study 12,759 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 96 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,799 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.
Hair loss (latest reports from 226,721 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,914 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 96 people (0.74%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.04% of all the 226,534 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Losartan when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||0.00%||42.86%||0.00%||21.43%||21.43%||7.14%||7.14% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan * :
|Hair loss||81.63%||18.37% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.18%||12.94%||24.71%||61.18% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||57.14%||42.86%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (33 people, 34.38%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (14 people, 14.58%)
- Hypothyroidism (8 people, 8.33%)
- Acromegaly (7 people, 7.29%)
- Prophylaxis (6 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (80 people, 83.33%)
- Aspirin (16 people, 16.67%)
- Furosemide (15 people, 15.62%)
- Amlodipine (12 people, 12.50%)
- Folic acid (11 people, 11.46%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
cora (11 months ago):
Disregard the posting from Cora information is incorrect.
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cora (11 months ago):
After taking Losartan Potassium for about 3 years, my doctor and I have determined this medication is the cause for my hair loss. What can we do to stop the hair loss?
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Lexi (2 years ago):
I have been on this drug since june 2012. I have enough hair loss to worry me and request a drug change. I am female in mid 40's.
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