Review: could Effexor cause Hair Loss?


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vioxx, and have Depression . We study 52,532 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 584 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 54,456 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with cholesteatoma, erysipelas, blood in the semen, erection problems, erythromelalgia (latest reports from 41,369 Hair loss patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

52,532 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 584 people (1.11%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Hair loss?

Time on Effexor when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 30.59 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.65 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.71 %
  • 10+ years: 4.71 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Effexor *:

  • female: 92.57 %
  • male: 7.43 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Effexor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.8 %
  • 20-29: 5.81 %
  • 30-39: 17.23 %
  • 40-49: 27.45 %
  • 50-59: 25.45 %
  • 60+: 23.25 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Effexor **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 50.0 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 87.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (113 people)
  • Hepatitis C (30 people)
  • Breast Cancer (29 people)
  • Anxiety (24 people)
  • Muscle Spasms (22 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (72 people)
  • Prilosec (60 people)
  • Ambien (59 people)
  • Neurontin (58 people)
  • Albuterol (53 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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