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Review: could Losartan cause Loss of smell?

Summary: Loss of smell could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Losartan potassium, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 12,749 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 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 13,788 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Losartan include high blood pressure, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, dizziness, fatigue.

Loss of smell

Loss of smell (latest reports from 19,269 patients) has been reported by people with nasopharyngitis, high blood pressure, sinusitis, nasal congestion, asthma.

On Apr, 5, 2014: 12,914 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 15 people (0.12%) have Loss Of Smell. They amount to 0.08% of all the 19,212 people who have Loss Of Smell on eHealthMe.

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%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Loss of smell58.33%41.67%

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%33.33%33.33%33.33%

Severity of Loss of smell when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of smell0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Loss of smell ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 26.67%)
  2. Bronchitis (2 people, 13.33%)
  3. Tobacco user (2 people, 13.33%)
  4. Blood triglycerides increased (1 people, 6.67%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (1 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (14 people, 93.33%)
  2. Omega-3 marine triglycerides (4 people, 26.67%)
  3. Vytorin (4 people, 26.67%)
  4. Metoprolol (4 people, 26.67%)
  5. Amoxicillin (4 people, 26.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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