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Review: could Losartan cause Sore throat?

Summary: Sore throat could be caused by Losartan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Captopril, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,749 people who have side effects while taking Losartan from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Sore throat. Find out below who they are, when they have Sore throat 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.

Sore throat

Sore throat (pain or irritation of the throat) (latest reports from 6,588 patients) has been reported by people with gastroesophageal reflux disease, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, bipolar disorder.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 12,749 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 3 people (0.02%) have Sore Throat. They amount to 0.05% of all the 6,396 people who have Sore Throat on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sore throat in Losartan reports

Time on Losartan when people have Sore throat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sore throat0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sore throat when taking Losartan * :

FemaleMale
Sore throat0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Sore throat when taking Losartan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sore throat0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Sore throat when taking Losartan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sore throat0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Sore throat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sore throat0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (1 people, 33.33%)
  2. Blood pressure inadequately controlled (1 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Captopril (1 people, 33.33%)
  2. Prednisolone (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. Bufferin (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Allopurinol (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Losartan potassium (1 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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