Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Loss of hair (Hair loss)?
Summary: Loss of hair 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 Hypertension.
We study 17,540 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 110 have Loss of hair. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of hair 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)
Loss of hair
Loss of hair has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Loss of hair patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 17,540 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 110 people (0.63%) have Loss Of Hair.
Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Loss of hair * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Loss of hair||3.12%||25.00%||18.75%||15.62%||18.75%||12.50%||6.25% |
Gender of people who have Loss of hair when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Loss of hair||78.70%||21.30% |
Age of people who have Loss of hair when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Loss of hair||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||9.17%||2.75%||8.26%||11.93%||67.89% |
Severity of Loss of hair when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loss of hair||0.00%||45.16%||45.16%||9.68% |
How people recovered from Loss of hair ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Loss of hair||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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Thanks. Debbie CB
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Started Amlodipine 5mg about 5 years ago with no side effects and BP controlled until last year when increase noted. Dosage increased to 10mg Aug 2014. Unexpected surgery for bowel obstruction in Sept 2014 took toll on health for 4-6 weeks and also led to very swollen legs and ankles. GP reduced Amlodipine to 5mg again but BP stayed high, although swelling reduced! so prescribed Ramipril 2.5mg along with Amlodipine 5mg a month ago. Almost immediately started to notice hair loss which has steadily got worse in last few weeks and some ankle swelling again. Is medication mix causing hair loss or is it delayed reaction to surgery/anaesthesia?
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