Could Amitiza cause Alopecia - from FDA reports
Alopecia is found among people who take Amitiza, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Amlodipine, and have Pain . We study 3,429 people who have side effects while taking Amitiza from FDA. Among them, 41 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 3,683 users)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,186 Alopecia patients).
On Jan, 18, 2017
3,429 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitiza.
Among them, 41 people (1.2%) have Alopecia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Amitiza when people have Alopecia *:
- < 1 month: 100 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Amitiza *:
- female: 97.56 %
- male: 2.44 %
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: 16.67 %
- 40-49: 5.56 %
- 50-59: 50.0 %
- 60+: 27.78 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Pain (16 people, 39.02%)
- Constipation (13 people, 31.71%)
- Arthritis (11 people, 26.83%)
- High Blood Pressure (10 people, 24.39%)
- Breast Cancer (9 people, 21.95%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Senna (12 people, 29.27%)
- Percocet (12 people, 29.27%)
- Neurontin (12 people, 29.27%)
- Amlodipine (12 people, 29.27%)
- Vicodin (10 people, 24.39%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (20 people, 48.78%)
- Nausea (17 people, 41.46%)
- Dizziness (17 people, 41.46%)
- Weight Decreased (16 people, 39.02%)
- Weakness (15 people, 36.59%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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