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Review: could Losartan cause Skin rash (Rashes)?





Summary: Skin rash is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Losartan potassium, and have High blood pressure.

We study 12,956 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 470 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash 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 Losartan 14,034 users)

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Skin rash 145,684 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 12,956 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 470 people (3.63%) have Skin Rash.

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 rash17.46%28.57%11.11%6.35%25.40%0.00%11.11%

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

FemaleMale
Skin rash61.76%38.24%

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%14.12%16.40%66.97%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash12.50%75.00%12.50%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, 33.62%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (67 people, 14.26%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (37 people, 7.87%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (31 people, 6.60%)
  5. Pain (29 people, 6.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Losartan potassium (458 people, 97.45%)
  2. Aspirin (92 people, 19.57%)
  3. Humira (67 people, 14.26%)
  4. Simvastatin (65 people, 13.83%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (50 people, 10.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can losartan cause polymyalgia
    (Asked by a 80 year old woman who has Pain - Neck,shoulder ,back Of Top Of The Legs, and takes Losartan)
    Have experienced side effects to many BP drugs.Have been on losartan and bendrofluazide for a year.3/4 months ago pains in the neck started which spread to arms and legs ears and head.At first ESR normal but was given prednisololine for one week with great results .Pains all came back and ESR now 78
  • How long does redness last after picato?
    (Asked by a 63 year old woman who has Skin Redness Or Inflammation, and takes Picato)
    After 3 and a half weeks, I still have a huge red splotch on my face where I applied picato gel according to directions from my dermatologist. I'm very worried that it will be permanent. I had a huge water filled blister the morning after my first application of the gel. I used it two more times as directed. After a week, some of the redness was going away but I've seen no more improvement in the past two weeks. I'm still scaley, rough and red.

    Has anyone else experience this? I went by the doctors office the first morning and was told it was as expected. I've called back and been told not to worry. I see the dr in two more weeks, but for now, I'm quite upset that permanent damage has been done. I was not warned at all that this could happen. The photos in the medication packaging led me to believe that in 3 weeks, all redness would be gone. Info needed for sure. Please let me know. Thanks
  • Can muninex dm be taken safely with hydrochlorothyiazide
    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has High Blood Cholesterol, Potassium - Low, High Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure, and takes Simvastatin, Losartan, Hctz)
    presently having symptoms which appear to be upper respitory infection want to take muninex for nasal/chest congestion coughing will it interact okay with the HCTZ please advise
  • Does lostartan potassium affect a hiatus hernia
    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Blood Pressure Increased, , and takes Losartan Potassium)
    Does this medication affect my hiatus hernia.i am having swelling in my tummy and very uncomfortable indeed under the ribs.
  • I used coartem and developed redish all over my body. can coartem cause rashes
    (Asked by a 34 year old woman who has Rashes, and takes Coartem)
    i developed rashes which is itching me after using coartem for three days. also having sensation in my mouth and blister at the angle of my lips. could it be a side effect from coartem?
    pat

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