Review: could Celexa cause Baldness?


Summary

Baldness is found among people who take Celexa, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prilosec, and have Depression . We study 36,324 people who have side effects while taking Celexa from FDA and social media. Among them, 479 have Baldness. Find out below who they are, when they have Baldness and more.

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Celexa

Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Celexa 39,893 users)

Baldness

Baldness (partial or complete lack of hair growth) has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, stress and anxiety, hair loss, erection problems (latest reports from 75,642 Baldness patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

36,324 people reported to have side effects when taking Celexa.
Among them, 479 people (1.32%) have Baldness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Celexa cause Baldness?

Time on Celexa when people have Baldness *:

  • < 1 month: 5.71 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.43 %
  • 10+ years: 5.71 %

Gender of people who have Baldness when taking Celexa *:

  • female: 86.31 %
  • male: 13.69 %

Age of people who have Baldness when taking Celexa *:

  • 0-1: 0.26 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.08 %
  • 20-29: 7.71 %
  • 30-39: 11.05 %
  • 40-49: 29.05 %
  • 50-59: 22.11 %
  • 60+: 26.74 %

Severity if Baldness when taking Celexa **:

  • least: 4.35 %
  • moderate: 69.57 %
  • severe: 21.74 %
  • most severe: 4.35 %

How people recovered from Baldness **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (80 people, 16.70%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (36 people, 7.52%)
  • Hepatitis C (31 people, 6.47%)
  • Anxiety (29 people, 6.05%)
  • Pain (24 people, 5.01%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (59 people, 12.32%)
  • Xanax (57 people, 11.90%)
  • Synthroid (55 people, 11.48%)
  • Zometa (49 people, 10.23%)
  • Ambien (47 people, 9.81%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (119 people, 24.84%)
  • Pain (105 people, 21.92%)
  • Anxiety (97 people, 20.25%)
  • Nausea (94 people, 19.62%)
  • Depression (94 people, 19.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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