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Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Loss of hair?

Summary: Loss of hair could be caused by Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 17,397 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 105 have Loss of hair. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of hair and more.

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Amlodipine besylate

Amlodipine besylate (latest outcomes from 18,916 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Loss of hair

Loss of hair (latest reports from 226,681 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 17,441 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 105 people (0.60%) have Loss Of Hair. They amount to 0.05% of all the 226,532 people who have Loss Of Hair on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of hair in Amlodipine besylate reports

Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Loss of hair * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of hair3.70%29.63%14.81%18.52%14.81%14.81%3.70%

Gender of people who have Loss of hair when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

FemaleMale
Loss of hair79.61%20.39%

Age of people who have Loss of hair when taking Amlodipine besylate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of hair0.00%0.00%0.00%9.62%1.92%8.65%10.58%69.23%

Severity of Loss of hair when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of hair0.00%42.31%46.15%11.54%

How people recovered from Loss of hair ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of hair0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (22 people, 20.95%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 15.24%)
  3. High blood pressure (12 people, 11.43%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 9.52%)
  5. Osteoporosis (8 people, 7.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (18 people, 17.14%)
  2. Lipitor (15 people, 14.29%)
  3. Prednisone (10 people, 9.52%)
  4. Zantac (10 people, 9.52%)
  5. Humira (10 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • 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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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • are any of my medicines causing my hair loss

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