Review: could Androgel cause Hair Loss?


Hair loss is found among people who take Androgel, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lipitor, and have Blood testosterone decreased . We study 4,119 people who have side effects while taking Androgel from FDA and social media. Among them, 102 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Androgel has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in blood testosterone decreased. (latest outcomes from Androgel 4,353 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with cholesteatoma, erysipelas, blood in the semen, erection problems, erythromelalgia (latest reports from 41,369 Hair loss patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

4,119 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel.
Among them, 102 people (2.48%) have Hair Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Androgel cause Hair loss?

Time on Androgel when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.56 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Androgel *:

  • female: 25.49 %
  • male: 74.51 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Androgel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.6 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 11.69 %
  • 40-49: 19.48 %
  • 50-59: 35.06 %
  • 60+: 31.17 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Androgel **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Testosterone Decreased (27 people)
  • Accidental Exposure (20 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (8 people)
  • Hypertension (7 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (12 people)
  • Aspirin (8 people)
  • Prilosec (7 people)
  • Fish Oil (7 people)
  • Diovan (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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