Review: could Losartan cause Loss of smell (Smell - impaired)?
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 6 - 12 months, also take medication Losartan potassium, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 12,974 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 has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,054 Losartan users)
Loss of smell
Loss of smell has been reported by people with nasopharyngitis, high blood pressure, sinusitis, nasal congestion, asthma. (latest reports from 6,767 Loss of smell patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 12,974 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 16 people (0.12%) have Loss Of Smell.
Time on Losartan when people have Loss of smell * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Loss of smell||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Loss of smell when taking Losartan * :
|Loss of smell||61.54%||38.46% |
Age of people who have Loss of smell when taking Losartan * :
|Loss of smell||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||30.77%||30.77%||38.46% |
Severity of Loss of smell when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loss of smell||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Loss of smell ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Loss of smell||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 25.00%)
- Bronchitis (2 people, 12.50%)
- Tobacco user (2 people, 12.50%)
- High blood pressure (1 people, 6.25%)
- Blood triglycerides increased (1 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (15 people, 93.75%)
- Clavulanate potassium (4 people, 25.00%)
- Ubidecarenone (4 people, 25.00%)
- Metoprolol (4 people, 25.00%)
- Vytorin (4 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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