Review: could Losartan cause Loss Of Smell?


Summary

Loss of smell is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Amlodipine, and have Hypertension . We study 18,841 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 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 45,461 users)

Loss Of Smell

Loss of smell has been reported by people with ageusia, hyposmia, muscle twitching, activities of daily living impaired (latest reports from 8,126 Loss of smell patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

18,841 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 16 people (0.08%) have Loss Of Smell


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Loss of smell?

Time on Losartan when people have Loss Of Smell *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

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

  • female: 81.25 %
  • male: 18.75 %

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: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 12.5 %
  • 60+: 87.5 %

Severity if Loss Of Smell when taking Losartan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 66.67 %

How people recovered from Loss Of Smell **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (4 people, 25.00%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Pain (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (2 people, 12.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (2 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Paracetamol (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Metformin (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Folic Acid (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Aspirin (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Amlodipine (2 people, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Ageusia (8 people, 50.00%)
  • Vomiting (4 people, 25.00%)
  • Nausea (3 people, 18.75%)
  • Diarrhoea (2 people, 12.50%)
  • Tendonitis (1 person, 6.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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