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Review: could Losartan cause Itching?





Summary: Itching 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 Hypertension.

We study 12,956 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 333 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Losartan

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Losartan 14,034 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Itching 87,571 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 12,937 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 333 people (2.57%) have Itching.

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
Itching57.10%42.90%

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%9.57%19.50%69.50%

Severity of Itching when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching14.29%57.14%28.57%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, 26.73%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (25 people, 7.51%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (23 people, 6.91%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 6.31%)
  5. Cardiac disorder (19 people, 5.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (286 people, 85.89%)
  2. Aspirin (69 people, 20.72%)
  3. Niaspan (46 people, 13.81%)
  4. Omeprazole (40 people, 12.01%)
  5. Simvastatin (30 people, 9.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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