Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Loss of hair?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 16,531 people who take Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 104 have Loss of hair. See who they are, when they have Loss of hair and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Amlodipine besylate (latest outcomes from 18,876 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Amlodipine besylate include weakness, high blood pressure, dizziness, fever, breathing difficulty.
Loss of hair
Loss of hair (latest reports from 222,831 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 16,531 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 104 people (0.63%) have Loss Of Hair. They amount to 0.05% of all the 222,831 people who 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||3.85%||30.77%||15.38%||19.23%||11.54%||15.38%||3.85% |
Gender of people who have Loss of hair when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Loss of hair||79.41%||20.59% |
Age of people who have Loss of hair when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Loss of hair||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||9.71%||1.94%||8.74%||9.71%||69.90% |
Severity of Loss of hair when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loss of hair||0.00%||44.00%||44.00%||12.00% |
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 (22 people, 21.15%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (16 people, 15.38%)
- High blood pressure (12 people, 11.54%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (10 people, 9.62%)
- Osteoporosis (8 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (18 people, 17.31%)
- Lipitor (15 people, 14.42%)
- Prednisone (10 people, 9.62%)
- Zantac (10 people, 9.62%)
- Humira (10 people, 9.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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