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Review: could Androgel cause Hair loss?

Summary: 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 4,108 people who have side effects while taking Androgel from FDA and social media. Among them, 81 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Androgel

Androgel has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone. (latest outcomes from 4,426 Androgel users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Hair loss patients)

On Apr, 25, 2015: 4,108 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 81 people (1.97%) have Hair Loss.

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 loss6.25%50.00%6.25%6.25%12.50%18.75%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%2.67%0.00%10.67%20.00%36.00%30.67%

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, 46.91%)
  2. Accidental exposure (23 people, 28.40%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (14 people, 17.28%)
  4. Hypertension (11 people, 13.58%)
  5. Multiple myeloma (5 people, 6.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (15 people, 18.52%)
  2. Aspirin (11 people, 13.58%)
  3. Testosterone (8 people, 9.88%)
  4. Calcium carbonate (8 people, 9.88%)
  5. Fish oil (8 people, 9.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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