Alendronate sodium and Hair loss - from FDA reports


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 23,087 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium from FDA. Among them, 284 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 23,601 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

23,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate Sodium.
Among them, 284 people (1.23%) 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: 4.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.81 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 36.9 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.38 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 95.93 %
  • male: 4.07 %

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: 1.37 %
  • 30-39: 0.91 %
  • 40-49: 4.57 %
  • 50-59: 36.99 %
  • 60+: 56.16 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (154 people, 54.23%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (55 people, 19.37%)
  • Osteopenia (55 people, 19.37%)
  • High Blood Pressure (23 people, 8.10%)
  • Hypothyroidism (14 people, 4.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (122 people, 42.96%)
  • Prednisone (57 people, 20.07%)
  • Humira (44 people, 15.49%)
  • Omeprazole (30 people, 10.56%)
  • Methotrexate (29 people, 10.21%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Femur Fracture (103 people, 36.27%)
  • Fall (91 people, 32.04%)
  • Joint Pain (81 people, 28.52%)
  • High Blood Pressure (72 people, 25.35%)
  • Osteoarthritis (70 people, 24.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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