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Review: could Losartan cause Loss of smell (Smell - impaired)?

We study 12,923 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 (latest outcomes from 14,007 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Loss of smell

Loss of smell (latest reports from 19,707 patients) has been reported by people with nasopharyngitis, high blood pressure, sinusitis, nasal congestion, asthma.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 12,923 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 16 people (0.12%) have Loss Of Smell.

Trend of Loss of smell in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Loss of smell * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of smell when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Loss of smell61.54%38.46%

Age of people who have Loss of smell when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%30.77%30.77%38.46%

Severity of Loss of smell when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Loss of smell ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 25.00%)
  2. Bronchitis (2 people, 12.50%)
  3. Tobacco user (2 people, 12.50%)
  4. High blood pressure (1 people, 6.25%)
  5. Blood triglycerides increased (1 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (15 people, 93.75%)
  2. Clavulanate potassium (4 people, 25.00%)
  3. Ubidecarenone (4 people, 25.00%)
  4. Metoprolol (4 people, 25.00%)
  5. Vytorin (4 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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