Review: could Coumadin cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.1/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 68,272 people who take Coumadin. Among them, 833 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,018 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots, atrial fibrillation/flutter. Commonly reported side effects of Coumadin include international normalised ratio increased, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty, weakness, nausea.
Hair loss (latest reports from 221,658 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 7, 2014: 68,263 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 768 people (1.13%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Coumadin when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||0.00%||35.48%||12.90%||35.48%||9.68%||3.23%||3.23% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Coumadin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.30%||0.61%||2.59%||5.18%||8.99%||17.99%||64.33% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Coumadin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||28.57%||28.57%||42.86%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Atrial fibrillation (77 people, 10.03%)
- Depression (50 people, 6.51%)
- Thrombosis (49 people, 6.38%)
- Breast cancer (47 people, 6.12%)
- Osteoporosis (41 people, 5.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (130 people, 16.93%)
- Synthroid (117 people, 15.23%)
- Aspirin (105 people, 13.67%)
- Zometa (92 people, 11.98%)
- Prilosec (79 people, 10.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I used to have massively thick, gorgeous hair. Six months after beginning therapy with Warfarin, my hair fell out in enormous clumps - wads of hair in my hand. I have continually lost hair in the 15 years I have been on Warfarin, and will need to be on it the rest of my life. I have now lost 80% of my hair! My hair is now thin and fine, and my scalp shows through my hair. Does anyone have any ideas that can help me, please!?
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diana on May, 3, 2010:
my mother takes coumadin 4mg bayer 81mg for mechanical heart valve and atrial fib, vasotec metroprolol liptor gemfribrozil, is manganes 10mg safe for her what other vitamins?
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