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Review: could Coumadin cause Hair loss?

We study 72,193 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 834 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,068 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,452 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 72,192 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 834 people (1.16%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.37% of all the 227,992 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Coumadin reports

Time on Coumadin when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%36.11%19.44%30.56%8.33%2.78%2.78%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.29%0.58%2.45%5.19%8.50%17.87%65.13%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Coumadin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss25.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (82 people, 9.83%)
  2. Thrombosis (50 people, 6.00%)
  3. Depression (50 people, 6.00%)
  4. Breast cancer (49 people, 5.88%)
  5. Osteoporosis (42 people, 5.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (134 people, 16.07%)
  2. Synthroid (119 people, 14.27%)
  3. Aspirin (107 people, 12.83%)
  4. Zometa (97 people, 11.63%)
  5. Prilosec (83 people, 9.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have Lyme disease and need to take strong antibiotics,like azithromax,Bixin, or ceftin. I need to know how these affect coumadin since Rifampin, also considered, reduces effects of bloodthining with coumadin.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • 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!?

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • 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?
    thank you

    Reply

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