Losartan and Scleritis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Scleritis is found among people who take Losartan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Losartan and have Scleritis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 140,693 people who have side effects when taking Losartan 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 Sep, 29, 2022

140,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan.
Among them, 15 people (0.01%) have Scleritis.

What is Losartan?

Losartan has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure. eHealthMe is studying from 146,241 Losartan users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Scleritis?

Scleritis (inflammation of sclera) is found to be associated with 552 drugs and 300 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Losartan and Scleritis reports submitted per year:

Could Losartan cause Scleritis?

Gender of people who have Scleritis when taking Losartan *:

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Scleritis when taking Losartan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 7.14 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 78.57 %

Common drugs people take besides Losartan *:

  1. Amlodipine: 4 people, 26.67%
  2. Metformin: 3 people, 20.00%
  3. Simvastatin: 3 people, 20.00%
  4. Zyrtec: 2 people, 13.33%
  5. Ibuprofen: 2 people, 13.33%
  6. Methotrexate: 2 people, 13.33%
  7. Lumigan: 2 people, 13.33%
  8. Lantus: 2 people, 13.33%
  9. Lansoprazole: 2 people, 13.33%
  10. Humira: 2 people, 13.33%

Common side effects people have besides Scleritis *:

  1. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye): 4 people, 26.67%
  2. Eye Pain: 4 people, 26.67%
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 4 people, 26.67%
  4. Fever: 3 people, 20.00%
  5. Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision): 3 people, 20.00%
  6. Drug Ineffective: 3 people, 20.00%
  7. Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss): 3 people, 20.00%
  8. Intraocular Pressure Increased: 2 people, 13.33%
  9. Interstitial Lung Disease: 2 people, 13.33%
  10. Hyperuricaemia (level of uric acid in the blood that is abnormally high): 2 people, 13.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 5 people, 33.33%
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 3 people, 20.00%
  3. Hyperthyroidism (over activity of the thyroid gland): 2 people, 13.33%
  4. Hypersensitivity: 2 people, 13.33%
  5. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 2 people, 13.33%
  6. Diabetes: 2 people, 13.33%
  7. Dry Eyes (lack of adequate tears): 2 people, 13.33%
  8. Dyslipidaemia (abnormal amount of lipids): 2 people, 13.33%
  9. Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss): 2 people, 13.33%
  10. High Blood Cholesterol: 2 people, 13.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Losartan and have Scleritis?

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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 Losartan) and Losartan (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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