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Review: could Chlorthalidone cause Alopecia?

Summary: Alopecia could be caused by Chlorthalidone, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 1,825 people who have side effects while taking Chlorthalidone from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Chlorthalidone

Chlorthalidone (latest outcomes from 1,924 users) has active ingredients of chlorthalidone. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 226,693 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 1,825 people reported to have side effects when taking Chlorthalidone. Among them, 10 people (0.55%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.00% of all the 226,630 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Alopecia in Chlorthalidone reports

Time on Chlorthalidone when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Chlorthalidone * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Chlorthalidone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%44.44%44.44%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Chlorthalidone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alopecia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (4 people, 40.00%)
  2. Psoriatic arthropathy (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Vitamin supplementation (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Pain (1 people, 10.00%)
  5. Deep vein thrombosis (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (3 people, 30.00%)
  2. Prednisone (3 people, 30.00%)
  3. Methotrexate (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Folic acid (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Humira (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

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  • I was experiencing severe hair loss and exhaution with prior prescription Triamterene/ Hydrochlorothia Tab 75-50mg so doctor put me on Losartan and still seeing hair loss after a couple months.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • More than 60% of hair fell out 3-4 on ths after treat. I had surgery the next daty and had to be out to sleep. Anesiesia is strong mixed wthe Re last

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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  • What medications cause hair loss
    Been experiencing hair loss for several months and the loss has increased the last couple of months. My doctor ran thyroid test and it was normal. The loss has been gradual and it is not breaking off, but coming out at the root.

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