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Review: could Amitiza cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?

Summary: Alopecia is found among people who take Amitiza, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also take medication Vicodin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 1,707 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 has active ingredients of lubiprostone. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from 1,831 Amitiza users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Alopecia patients)

On Mar, 21, 2015: 1,707 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitiza. Among them, 13 people (0.76%) have Alopecia.

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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