Losartan-induced hepatic injury

Tabak F., Mert A., Ozaras R., Bıyıklı M., Ozturk R., Ozbay G., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.34, no.5, pp.585-586, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Losartan, an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, is widely used for the treatment of hypertension. Clinical experience with this drug has demonstrated that it is safe. Losartan-induced hepatic toxicity is extremely rare. We report a case of severe hepatic toxicity and fibrosis caused by losartan use, and we review four previously reported cases. Drug-induced hepatic injury may be seen during the treatment of hypertension by losartan and the clinician should be aware of this toxicity, especially during the initial phase of treatment.