Coumadin and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 99,586 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA. Among them, 1,046 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Coumadin 103,655 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

99,586 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin.
Among them, 1,046 people (1.05%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coumadin cause Hair loss?

Time on Coumadin when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 13.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.93 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.79 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 27.59 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 3.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.45 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Coumadin *:

  • female: 80.3 %
  • male: 19.7 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Coumadin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.26 %
  • 10-19: 0.77 %
  • 20-29: 2.69 %
  • 30-39: 4.87 %
  • 40-49: 8.46 %
  • 50-59: 19.62 %
  • 60+: 63.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (97 people, 9.27%)
  • Thrombosis (56 people, 5.35%)
  • Breast Cancer (56 people, 5.35%)
  • Depression (48 people, 4.59%)
  • Osteoporosis (40 people, 3.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (158 people, 15.11%)
  • Zometa (132 people, 12.62%)
  • Synthroid (117 people, 11.19%)
  • Aredia (101 people, 9.66%)
  • Prilosec (99 people, 9.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (222 people, 21.22%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (168 people, 16.06%)
  • Pain (148 people, 14.15%)
  • Weakness (147 people, 14.05%)
  • Joint Pain (140 people, 13.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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