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Review: could Alendronate cause Hair loss?

We study 17,574 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate from FDA and social media. Among them, 225 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Alendronate sodium

Alendronate sodium (latest outcomes from 17,817 users) has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,229 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 17,573 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate sodium. Among them, 225 people (1.28%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.10% of all the 227,947 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

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 loss4.35%8.70%24.64%46.38%15.94%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%2.37%43.13%54.03%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Alendronate sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (125 people, 55.56%)
  2. Osteopenia (56 people, 24.89%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (46 people, 20.44%)
  4. Hypertension (17 people, 7.56%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (13 people, 5.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax (103 people, 45.78%)
  2. Prednisone (57 people, 25.33%)
  3. Humira (44 people, 19.56%)
  4. Omeprazole (26 people, 11.56%)
  5. Fosamax plus d (24 people, 10.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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