Review: could Alendronate Sodium cause Hair Loss?


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 19,285 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 246 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 19,634 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, stress and anxiety, erection problems (latest reports from 47,536 Hair loss patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

19,285 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate Sodium.
Among them, 246 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: 2.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 42.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.72 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.82 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 96.12 %
  • male: 3.88 %

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: 1.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.5 %
  • 40-49: 4.0 %
  • 50-59: 39.0 %
  • 60+: 55.5 %

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 (134 people)
  • Osteopenia (50 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (49 people)
  • Hypertension (19 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (108 people)
  • Prednisone (57 people)
  • Humira (40 people)
  • Omeprazole (28 people)
  • Methotrexate (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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