Losartan and Loss of smell - from FDA reports


Summary

Loss of smell is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Amoxicillin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 46,073 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA. Among them, 42 have Loss of smell. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of smell 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 49,076 users)

Loss Of Smell

Loss of smell has been reported by people with nasopharyngitis, high blood pressure, nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma (latest reports from 8,261 Loss of smell patients).

On Jan, 26, 2017

46,073 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 42 people (0.09%) have Loss Of Smell


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Loss of smell?

Gender of people who have Loss Of Smell when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 76.92 %
  • male: 23.08 %

Age of people who have Loss Of Smell when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 2.86 %
  • 40-49: 11.43 %
  • 50-59: 25.71 %
  • 60+: 60.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (8 people, 19.05%)
  • High Blood Pressure (7 people, 16.67%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (5 people, 11.90%)
  • Bronchitis (4 people, 9.52%)
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (3 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amoxicillin (7 people, 16.67%)
  • Atenolol (5 people, 11.90%)
  • Omega-3 Marine Triglycerides (4 people, 9.52%)
  • Metformin (4 people, 9.52%)
  • Crestor (4 people, 9.52%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Ageusia (28 people, 66.67%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (7 people, 16.67%)
  • Sinusitis (6 people, 14.29%)
  • Sinusitis - Chronic (5 people, 11.90%)
  • Taste - Impaired (4 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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