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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 12,053 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

Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,662 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

Trend of doxycycline reports

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,504 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

Trend of Hair loss reports

On Nov, 12, 2014: 12,043 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 168 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 loss64.29%7.14%7.14%14.29%0.00%7.14%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss84.67%15.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%2.70%16.22%17.57%32.43%13.51%17.57%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Doxycycline ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss20.00%40.00%40.00%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, 11.90%)
  2. Anxiety (19 people, 11.31%)
  3. Irritable bowel syndrome (16 people, 9.52%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (13 people, 7.74%)
  5. Vitiligo (11 people, 6.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (68 people, 40.48%)
  2. Aspirin (59 people, 35.12%)
  3. Percocet (44 people, 26.19%)
  4. Zometa (44 people, 26.19%)
  5. Diflucan (41 people, 24.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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