Could Amitiza cause Alopecia - from FDA reports


Summary

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 3,488 people who have side effects while taking Amitiza from FDA. Among them, 39 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 Amitiza 3,681 users)

Alopecia

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 79,115 Alopecia patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

3,488 people reported to have side effects when taking Amitiza.
Among them, 39 people (1.12%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amitiza cause Alopecia?

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: 97.44 %
  • male: 2.56 %

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: 14.71 %
  • 40-49: 5.88 %
  • 50-59: 50.0 %
  • 60+: 29.41 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Senna (12 people, 30.77%)
  • Percocet (12 people, 30.77%)
  • Neurontin (12 people, 30.77%)
  • Amlodipine (12 people, 30.77%)
  • Protonix (10 people, 25.64%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (16 people, 41.03%)
  • Arthritis (11 people, 28.21%)
  • High Blood Pressure (10 people, 25.64%)
  • Breast Cancer (9 people, 23.08%)
  • Bone Pain (9 people, 23.08%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (20 people, 51.28%)
  • Nausea (17 people, 43.59%)
  • Weight Decreased (16 people, 41.03%)
  • Dizziness (16 people, 41.03%)
  • Weakness (15 people, 38.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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