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Review: could Losartan cause Itching?

We study 12,882 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 332 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Losartan

Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,945 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 544,751 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 12,861 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 332 people (2.58%) have Itching. They amount to 0.06% of all the 544,228 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

Trend of Itching in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching20.51%33.33%7.69%7.69%23.08%0.00%7.69%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Itching56.97%43.03%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.42%9.61%19.57%69.40%

Severity of Itching when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching16.67%50.00%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (89 people, 26.81%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (25 people, 7.53%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (23 people, 6.93%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 6.33%)
  5. Cardiac disorder (19 people, 5.72%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (285 people, 85.84%)
  2. Aspirin (69 people, 20.78%)
  3. Niaspan (46 people, 13.86%)
  4. Omeprazole (40 people, 12.05%)
  5. Simvastatin (30 people, 9.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • worst itching is at night so I take losartin 100 mg an gabapentin 300

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