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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 13,060 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 14,144 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 6,774 Loss of smell patients)

On May, 4, 2015: 13,043 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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  • I have had a dry mouth on and off for 3 years and it seemed to start after I had a wisdom tooth removed. I was told by Birmingham dental hospital that omeprazole was the cause and to stop taking it. I changed to esomeprazole and it went away for a while but returned in November 2014. Sometimes it is very severe, sometimes tolerable but always there. My tongue and lips sometimes feel serated. It is worse during the night and first thing in the morning. Tried chewing sugar free gum but it only makes my tongue sore.

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  • deviated septum and resolved sinus infection

    Believe I had long standing sinus infection plus deviated septum. I still have limited smell and taste

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