Could Losartan cause Itching - from FDA reports


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 Amlodipine, and have High blood pressure . We study 46,073 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 1,189 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 49,029 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,315 Itching patients).

On Jan, 04, 2017

46,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 1,189 people (2.58%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Itching?

Time on Losartan when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 28 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 6 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 63.89 %
  • male: 36.11 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.11 %
  • 10-19: 0.11 %
  • 20-29: 0.44 %
  • 30-39: 2.51 %
  • 40-49: 7.1 %
  • 50-59: 19.65 %
  • 60+: 70.09 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (363 people, 30.53%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (166 people, 13.96%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (99 people, 8.33%)
  • Diabetes (82 people, 6.90%)
  • Pain (60 people, 5.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amlodipine (122 people, 10.26%)
  • Metformin (104 people, 8.75%)
  • Aspirin (101 people, 8.49%)
  • Humira (89 people, 7.49%)
  • Omeprazole (75 people, 6.31%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (402 people, 33.81%)
  • Fatigue (138 people, 11.61%)
  • Nausea (117 people, 9.84%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (112 people, 9.42%)
  • Pain (105 people, 8.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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