Review: could Amitiza cause Alopecia?


Alopecia is found among people who take Amitiza, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Amlodipine, and have Arthritis . We study 2,196 people who have side effects while taking Amitiza from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Amitiza has active ingredients of lubiprostone. It is often used in constipation. (latest outcomes from Amitiza 2,379 users)


Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, erection problems (latest reports from 51,225 Alopecia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

2,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitiza.
Among them, 16 people (0.73%) have Alopecia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amitiza cause Alopecia?

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Amitiza *:

  • female: 93.75 %
  • male: 6.25 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Amitiza *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 6.67 %
  • 50-59: 73.33 %
  • 60+: 20.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (10 people)
  • Arthritis (10 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (9 people)
  • Breast Cancer (9 people)
  • Bone Pain (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Amlodipine (11 people)
  • Vicodin (10 people)
  • Fentanyl (10 people)
  • Docusate (9 people)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (9 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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