Review: could Androgel cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 4,095 people who take Androgel. Among them, 80 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Androgel (latest outcomes from 4,391 users) has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone, hypogonadism male. Commonly reported side effects of Androgel include fatigue, blood testosterone decreased, fatigue aggravated, weakness, breathing difficulty.
Hair loss (latest reports from 221,438 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 3,944 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 78 people (1.98%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Androgel when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||6.67%||53.33%||6.67%||6.67%||6.67%||20.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Androgel * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||2.78%||0.00%||11.11%||20.83%||36.11%||29.17% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Androgel ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood testosterone decreased (38 people, 48.72%)
- Accidental exposure (23 people, 29.49%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (14 people, 17.95%)
- Hypertension (11 people, 14.10%)
- Cardiac disorder (4 people, 5.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (14 people, 17.95%)
- Aspirin (10 people, 12.82%)
- Testosterone (7 people, 8.97%)
- Fish oil (7 people, 8.97%)
- Vitamin b-12 (6 people, 7.69%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
From this study (2 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
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