Review: could Alendronate Sodium cause Hair Loss?


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Alendronate Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis . We study 19,688 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 252 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Alendronate Sodium

Alendronate sodium has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Alendronate sodium 23,264 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, itching, cognitive disorder, erection problems (latest reports from 75,645 Hair loss patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

19,688 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate Sodium.
Among them, 252 people (1.28%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Alendronate sodium cause Hair loss?

Time on Alendronate Sodium when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 2.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 42.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.12 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.47 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Alendronate Sodium *:

  • female: 96.22 %
  • male: 3.78 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Alendronate Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.47 %
  • 30-39: 0.49 %
  • 40-49: 4.9 %
  • 50-59: 38.73 %
  • 60+: 54.41 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Alendronate Sodium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (137 people, 54.37%)
  • Osteopenia (54 people, 21.43%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (49 people, 19.44%)
  • Hypertension (21 people, 8.33%)
  • Hypothyroidism (14 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (110 people, 43.65%)
  • Prednisone (57 people, 22.62%)
  • Humira (40 people, 15.87%)
  • Omeprazole (30 people, 11.90%)
  • Methotrexate (26 people, 10.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Femur Fracture (92 people, 36.51%)
  • Fall (87 people, 34.52%)
  • Arthralgia (72 people, 28.57%)
  • Osteoarthritis (61 people, 24.21%)
  • Hypertension (57 people, 22.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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