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Review: could Doxycycline cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Doxycycline, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Eczema.

We study 12,082 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 169 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 13,697 Doxycycline users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 10, 2015: 12,069 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 169 people (1.40%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Doxycycline reports

Time on Doxycycline when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss66.67%6.67%6.67%13.33%0.00%6.67%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss84.77%15.23%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%2.68%16.11%17.45%32.21%13.42%18.12%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Doxycycline ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss16.67%50.00%33.33%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. Eczema (20 people, 11.83%)
  2. Anxiety (19 people, 11.24%)
  3. Irritable bowel syndrome (16 people, 9.47%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (13 people, 7.69%)
  5. Vitiligo (11 people, 6.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (68 people, 40.24%)
  2. Aspirin (59 people, 34.91%)
  3. Percocet (44 people, 26.04%)
  4. Zometa (44 people, 26.04%)
  5. Diflucan (41 people, 24.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
  • If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
    has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
  • I have chladmydia in my eye,,doctor has given me a single dose 1 gram of azithromycin,,however im a carrier of hep c,,should i take this medicine
    I have gotten chladmydia bot genatally and its in my eye,,i have been a carrier of hep c for a long time,,my doctor has given me a single dose of azithromycin at 1 gram,,im afariad this may lead to liver failure,,anyone know
  • Is it safe to take effexor and ibuprophen?
    Have sinus infection which I'm taking doxycycline and ibuprophen for headache. I also take Venlafaxine for GAD. Is it okay to take Advil or acetaminophen while taking venlafaxine, not at the same time??

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