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Review: could Losartan cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin rash could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Losartan potassium, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,749 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 469 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash 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.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 965,538 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 12,914 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 469 people (3.63%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.05% of all the 963,605 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash17.74%27.42%11.29%6.45%25.81%0.00%11.29%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash61.89%38.11%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.00%0.00%0.00%0.23%2.28%14.16%16.21%67.12%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash13.33%73.33%13.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (158 people, 33.69%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (67 people, 14.29%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (37 people, 7.89%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (31 people, 6.61%)
  5. Pain (29 people, 6.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (458 people, 97.65%)
  2. Aspirin (92 people, 19.62%)
  3. Humira (67 people, 14.29%)
  4. Simvastatin (65 people, 13.86%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (50 people, 10.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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