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Review: could Amitiza cause Alopecia?

We study 1,702 people who have side effects while taking Amitiza from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Amitiza

Amitiza (latest outcomes from 1,825 users) has active ingredients of lubiprostone. It is often used in constipation.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 228,083 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 1,701 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitiza. Among them, 13 people (0.76%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.01% of all the 228,144 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Alopecia in Amitiza reports

Time on Amitiza when people have Alopecia * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Amitiza * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Amitiza * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%91.67%8.33%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Amitiza ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (9 people, 69.23%)
  2. Arthritis (9 people, 69.23%)
  3. Breast cancer (9 people, 69.23%)
  4. Bone pain (9 people, 69.23%)
  5. Pain (9 people, 69.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vicodin (10 people, 76.92%)
  2. Fentanyl (10 people, 76.92%)
  3. Milk of magnesia tab (9 people, 69.23%)
  4. Megace (9 people, 69.23%)
  5. Prochlorperazine (9 people, 69.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have also had a tooth infection for about 2 and a half years. I started to shed hair about a year ago and would shed only 2-5 strands(noticeably) a day now it's 10-20 hair strands a day and this has started to progress about 2 weeks ago.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I've been taking Lexapro for 5 years. I first started noticing hair falling more than normal 6-9 months after taking Lexapro.
    On the other hand I have been recently diagnosed hypothyrod and I am taking Eutirox 25 mg. My iron is also low. I started taking iron and eutirox in february. Hair loss was a lot better a month an a half after starting the treatment. However in the last month is has gotten bad again

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