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Review: could Clopidogrel cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Clopidogrel, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Folic acid, and have Alopecia.

We study 9,670 people who have side effects while taking Clopidogrel from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel (latest outcomes from 9,850 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel. It is often used in blood clots.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,669 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 9,699 people reported to have side effects when taking Clopidogrel. Among them, 24 people (0.25%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.01% of all the 226,424 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Clopidogrel reports

Time on Clopidogrel when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Clopidogrel * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss72.00%28.00%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Clopidogrel * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%13.64%18.18%68.18%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Clopidogrel ** :

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. Alopecia (4 people, 16.67%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (4 people, 16.67%)
  3. Osteoporosis (4 people, 16.67%)
  4. Hypertension (3 people, 12.50%)
  5. Cardiac disorder (2 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Folic acid (6 people, 25.00%)
  2. Acetylsalicylic acid srt (5 people, 20.83%)
  3. Candesartan (4 people, 16.67%)
  4. Aclasta (4 people, 16.67%)
  5. Tiotropium bromide (4 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days 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

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I was first prescribed Plavix/Clopidogrel eight years ago when I suffered three slight heart attacks. All went well until August last year, when I started to suffer bouts of diarrhoea on a regular basis. As I was also on prescription for Pantoprazol in the treatment of Barretts Oesophagus, I put my problems down to that drug. After several visits to my digestive specialist, a further endoscopy, a colonoscopy, a barium meal and a digestive breath test, the specialist insisted that I must stay on Pantoprazol or Omeprazol as, without one of these drugs, my digestive reflux would further irritate the oesophagus.

    I eventually had an appointment with my Neurologist just two weeks ago and she intimated that it could well be the Clopidogrel that was causing the violent bouts of diarrhoea. I am now of the Clopidogrel and take just one aspirin a day. The problem with diarrhoea has now almost ceased.

    As you will gather, I am now 76 years of age and had been taking Plavix for eight years. I live in Spain where the medical treatment is hard to fault.

    Reply

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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • Is a side effect of losartan hair loss?
    My doctor took me off Lisinopril due to the cough and put me on Losartan. After about 1 year I noticed hair breakage and hair loss. Can the hair damage be reverse by going back to Lisinopril?

  • 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.

  • Can synthroid be taken with any of the drugs listed?
    My mother takes 9 drugs one of which is Synthroid. We are trying to spread out the amount of pills taken daily (A.M Noon Evening and bedtime) so she isn't taking four or more at a time.

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