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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 4,105 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Androgel and have Hair loss >>>

Androgel

Androgel has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone. (latest outcomes from Androgel 4,423 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 Hair loss 41,549 patients)

On Nov, 24, 2014: 4,101 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel. Among them, 81 people (1.98%) 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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    (Asked by a 60 year old man who has Bipolar Ii Disorder, and takes Axiron)
    What are the Axiron withdraw symptoms when you go cold turkey and stop taking it?
  • What is the effect of taking testosterone while having sciliosis?
    (Asked by a 20 year old man who has Idiopathic Scoliosis, and takes Testosterone)
    For transgenders, do you know what is the effect of taking testosterone while having scoliosis?

    For specialist of endocrine/orthopedic/basta specialists:
    (gender therapists)- what effects are you expecting when your patient is taking testosterone while having scoliosis? Will you let them still to take hrt just to achieve what they need and want?
  • If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
    (Asked by a 47 year old man who has Hair Loss, and takes Oxcarbazepine)
    has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
  • Do you have issues snoring from testosterone
    (Asked by a 42 year old man who has Titanium Plates, Broken Bones, Back Issues,, Kenee Issues, and takes Testosterone, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Oxycodone, Morphine Sulfate)
    I was in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, had a TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, 2005.JULY 28THlevels were extremely low. my V.A. doctor put me on testesterone 2011 BREAST CANCER, AUG 11TH 2012 HIT AND RUN ON MY MOTORCYCLE. DUE TO all the pain meds chemo, etcetera. MY testosterone. At first it was the best thing that had happened to me since I woke up in the hospital now I snore like a drunk Marined. and the culprit is the testosterone. I need to save my marriage and do something aboot this. any ideas what I can do
  • What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now i've stopped using it, but i lost hair in frontal region and i want to regrow it.
    (Asked by a 21 year old man who has Hair Loss, and takes Fluticasone Propionate)
    What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking Fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now I've stopped using it, but I lost hair in frontal region and I want to regrow it.

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