Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 17,540 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 110 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Amlodipine besylate has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 19,081 Amlodipine besylate users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)
On Jan, 11, 2015: 17,522 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 110 people (0.63%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||3.12%||25.00%||18.75%||15.62%||18.75%||12.50%||6.25% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Hair loss||78.70%||21.30% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||9.17%||2.75%||8.26%||11.93%||67.89% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||45.16%||45.16%||9.68% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (23 people, 20.91%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 14.55%)
- High blood pressure (15 people, 13.64%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 9.09%)
- Eczema (8 people, 7.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (18 people, 16.36%)
- Lipitor (15 people, 13.64%)
- Prednisone (10 people, 9.09%)
- Zantac (10 people, 9.09%)
- Humira (10 people, 9.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My a-fib comes and goes. A year ago I was having episodes occasionally, usually related to either caffeine or alcohol. After I stopped using either my a-fibs disappeared for 9 months, then in September I started having them again, suddenly increasing this month to 3 times per week. I have been taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate per day for 7 years. With my cardiologist's permission I just recently reduced my dosage by half since my blood pressure was occasionally very low. Could the reduction in dosage actually have triggered the increased frequency?
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I have been on the above mentioned blood pressure medication for 20 yrs my side effects have always been night sweats and a nasal drip but ive coped with that. ,I had a total thyroidectomy 12 yrs ago and have regular checks for that but 2 yrs ago my hair fell out over a period of a year, this has obviously caused me so much distress but I was not under stress at the time it happened I have had all the general treatment steroid lotion, injections in my head, steroid tablets to no avail,im desperate for any help but my dermatologist said its so hard to treat and I feel fobbed off.
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