Review: could Losartan cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Losartan potassium, and have High blood pressure.
We study 12,956 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 99 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan 14,034 users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Hair loss 41,549 patients)
On Dec, 13, 2014: 12,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 99 people (0.76%) have Hair Loss.
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%||41.18%||0.00%||23.53%||23.53%||5.88%||5.88% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan * :
|Hair loss||81.19%||18.81% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.14%||12.50%||23.86%||62.50% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||60.00%||40.00%||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, 33.33%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (14 people, 14.14%)
- Hypothyroidism (9 people, 9.09%)
- Acromegaly (7 people, 7.07%)
- High blood pressure (6 people, 6.06%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (82 people, 82.83%)
- Aspirin (16 people, 16.16%)
- Furosemide (15 people, 15.15%)
- Amlodipine (12 people, 12.12%)
- Folic acid (11 people, 11.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
cora (2 years ago):
Disregard the posting from Cora information is incorrect.
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cora (2 years 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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