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Review: could Losartan cause Hair loss?

We study 12,841 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 97 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,892 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,195 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 12,830 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 97 people (0.76%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.04% of all the 227,945 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%46.67%0.00%20.00%20.00%6.67%6.67%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss81.82%18.18%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.16%12.79%24.42%61.63%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (33 people, 34.02%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (14 people, 14.43%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (8 people, 8.25%)
  4. Acromegaly (7 people, 7.22%)
  5. Lupus nephritis (6 people, 6.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (81 people, 83.51%)
  2. Aspirin (16 people, 16.49%)
  3. Furosemide (15 people, 15.46%)
  4. Amlodipine (12 people, 12.37%)
  5. Folic acid (11 people, 11.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

cora (1 year ago):

Disregard the posting from Cora information is incorrect.
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cora (1 year 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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  • I was experiencing severe hair loss and exhaution with prior prescription Triamterene/ Hydrochlorothia Tab 75-50mg so doctor put me on Losartan and still seeing hair loss after a couple months.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • are any of my medicines causing my hair loss

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I have been on losartan for 2 years and have noticeable thinning of my hair and large spaces on my scalp. Could this be losartan that is causing this. The doctor says its my synthroid but I've been on that for 25 years and never had this problem.

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