Cozaar and Acne - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Acne is found among people who take Cozaar, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Cozaar and have Acne. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 41,761 people who have side effects when taking Cozaar from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Nov, 26, 2022

41,761 people reported to have side effects when taking Cozaar.
Among them, 50 people (0.12%) have Acne.

What is Cozaar?

Cozaar has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. eHealthMe is studying from 43,279 Cozaar users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Acne?

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) is found to be associated with 2,753 drugs and 2,147 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Cozaar and Acne reports submitted per year:

Could Cozaar cause Acne?

Time on Cozaar when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Cozaar *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Cozaar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.56 %
  • 30-39: 10.26 %
  • 40-49: 10.26 %
  • 50-59: 15.38 %
  • 60+: 61.54 %

Common drugs people take besides Cozaar *:

  1. Amlodipine: 6 people, 12.00%
  2. Calcium: 6 people, 12.00%
  3. Lipitor: 5 people, 10.00%
  4. Sutent: 5 people, 10.00%
  5. Zocor: 5 people, 10.00%
  6. Tarceva: 5 people, 10.00%
  7. Atarax: 5 people, 10.00%
  8. Lasix: 4 people, 8.00%
  9. Iressa: 4 people, 8.00%
  10. Prilosec: 4 people, 8.00%

Common side effects people have besides Acne *:

  1. Rashes (redness): 13 people, 26.00%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 12 people, 24.00%
  3. Diarrhea: 11 people, 22.00%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 11 people, 22.00%
  5. Itching: 11 people, 22.00%
  6. Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat): 9 people, 18.00%
  7. Weight Decreased: 8 people, 16.00%
  8. Pain: 8 people, 16.00%
  9. Anaemia (lack of blood): 6 people, 12.00%
  10. Hair Loss: 6 people, 12.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Lung Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour of lung): 5 people, 10.00%
  2. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 5 people, 10.00%
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 3 people, 6.00%
  4. Blood Glucose Abnormal: 3 people, 6.00%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol: 3 people, 6.00%
  6. Lung Cancer Metastatic (lung cancer spreads to other parts): 2 people, 4.00%
  7. Pain: 2 people, 4.00%
  8. Neck Pain: 2 people, 4.00%
  9. Drug Specific Antibody Present: 2 people, 4.00%
  10. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 2 people, 4.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Cozaar and have Acne?

Check whether Acne is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on losartan potassium (the active ingredients of Cozaar) and Cozaar (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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