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 12,069 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 13,690 Doxycycline users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)
On Jan, 11, 2015: 12,059 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 168 people (1.39%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Doxycycline 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||64.29%||7.14%||7.14%||14.29%||0.00%||7.14%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Doxycycline * :
|Hair loss||84.67%||15.33% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Doxycycline * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||2.70%||16.22%||17.57%||32.43%||13.51%||17.57% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Doxycycline ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||20.00%||40.00%||40.00%||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 * :
- Eczema (20 people, 11.90%)
- Anxiety (19 people, 11.31%)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (16 people, 9.52%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (13 people, 7.74%)
- Vitiligo (11 people, 6.55%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (68 people, 40.48%)
- Aspirin (59 people, 35.12%)
- Percocet (44 people, 26.19%)
- Zometa (44 people, 26.19%)
- Diflucan (41 people, 24.40%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- 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??
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- 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??
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now i've stopped using it, but i lost hair in frontal region and i want to regrow it.
What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking Fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now I've stopped using it, but I lost hair in frontal region and I want to regrow it.
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