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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 17,588 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium 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

Alendronate sodium has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from 17,832 Alendronate sodium users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 13, 2015: 17,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate sodium. Among them, 226 people (1.29%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Alendronate sodium reports

Time on Alendronate sodium when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss4.29%8.57%24.29%47.14%15.71%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Alendronate sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.47%2.36%42.92%54.25%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Alendronate sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (125 people, 55.31%)
  2. Osteopenia (56 people, 24.78%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (46 people, 20.35%)
  4. Hypertension (17 people, 7.52%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (13 people, 5.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax (103 people, 45.58%)
  2. Prednisone (57 people, 25.22%)
  3. Humira (44 people, 19.47%)
  4. Omeprazole (26 people, 11.50%)
  5. 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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