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Review: could Alendronate cause Hair loss?
We study 17,580 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate from FDA and social media. Among them, 226 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Alendronate sodium (latest outcomes from 17,821 users) has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.
Hair loss (latest reports from 228,629 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Sep, 11, 2014: 17,576 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate sodium. Among them, 226 people (1.29%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Alendronate sodium when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||4.29%||8.57%||24.29%||47.14%||15.71%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Alendronate sodium * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.47%||2.36%||42.92%||54.25% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Alendronate sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (125 people, 55.31%)
- Osteopenia (56 people, 24.78%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (46 people, 20.35%)
- Hypertension (17 people, 7.52%)
- Hypothyroidism (13 people, 5.75%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fosamax (103 people, 45.58%)
- Prednisone (57 people, 25.22%)
- Humira (44 people, 19.47%)
- Omeprazole (26 people, 11.50%)
- Fosamax plus d (24 people, 10.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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