Review: could Losartan cause Sore throat?
Summary: Sore throat is reported only by a few people who take Losartan.
We study 13,003 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Sore throat. Find out below who they are, when they have Sore throat and more.
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Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 14,091 Losartan users)
Sore throat (pain or irritation of the throat) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, gastroesophageal reflux disease, generalized anxiety disorder. (latest reports from 3,423 Sore throat patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 13,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 4 people (0.03%) have Sore Throat.
Time on Losartan when people have Sore throat * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sore throat||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Sore throat when taking Losartan * :
|Sore throat||25.00%||75.00% |
Age of people who have Sore throat when taking Losartan * :
|Sore throat||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Severity of Sore throat when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sore throat||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Sore throat ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sore throat||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (2 people, 50.00%)
- Gerd (1 people, 25.00%)
- Blood pressure inadequately controlled (1 people, 25.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (2 people, 50.00%)
- Captopril (1 people, 25.00%)
- Prednisolone (1 people, 25.00%)
- Bufferin (1 people, 25.00%)
- Azulfidine (1 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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