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Review: could Androgel cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Androgel, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lipitor, and have Blood testosterone decreased.

We study 4,082 people who have side effects while taking Androgel from FDA and social media. Among them, 80 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Androgel

Androgel (latest outcomes from 4,397 users) has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone, hypogonadism male. Commonly reported side effects of Androgel include fatigue, fatigue aggravated, blood testosterone decreased, weakness, breathing difficulty.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,654 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 4,099 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 80 people (1.95%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.04% of all the 226,539 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Androgel reports

Time on Androgel when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss6.67%53.33%6.67%6.67%6.67%20.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%2.70%0.00%10.81%20.27%36.49%29.73%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Androgel ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood testosterone decreased (38 people, 47.50%)
  2. Accidental exposure (23 people, 28.75%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (14 people, 17.50%)
  4. Hypertension (11 people, 13.75%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (5 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (15 people, 18.75%)
  2. Aspirin (11 people, 13.75%)
  3. Fish oil (8 people, 10.00%)
  4. Testosterone (8 people, 10.00%)
  5. Calcium carbonate (8 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I started losing my hair more when I started taking the tramadol for pain. I have lost quite a bit of hair since then and started balding on the top of my head. I don't know if it is hormonal or from all the medication I am on because I know that can cause hair loss also. My hair is also limp and lifeless and I have gained about 15 pounds since being on the tramadol. It is the only medication that helps with my pain and chronic anxiety caused by the Cymbalta so I don't know what else to do.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Been taking Axiron for 4 months now TT level started at 80. I take 2 pumps per day. Its now up to 180. Now I have noticed hair loss in the front top of my head. I would rather have no energy than loose my hair.my TT level has only went up by a 100 the low level is 300 not sure of the high 1000 or so

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Taking Wellbutrin, propecia, nicotine via vapor, travel often, little sleep

    Reply

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