Effexor and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Ambien, and have Depression . We study 65,121 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA. Among them, 712 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 hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 70,694 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

65,121 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 712 people (1.09%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Hair loss?

Time on Effexor when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 22.73 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.55 %
  • 10+ years: 2.27 %

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

  • female: 91.42 %
  • male: 8.58 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.23 %
  • 20-29: 5.8 %
  • 30-39: 13.53 %
  • 40-49: 26.19 %
  • 50-59: 26.19 %
  • 60+: 27.07 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (158 people, 22.19%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (45 people, 6.32%)
  • Breast Cancer (43 people, 6.04%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (40 people, 5.62%)
  • Hepatitis C (36 people, 5.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (81 people, 11.38%)
  • Vioxx (77 people, 10.81%)
  • Prilosec (73 people, 10.25%)
  • Neurontin (72 people, 10.11%)
  • Xanax (70 people, 9.83%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (214 people, 30.06%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (155 people, 21.77%)
  • Pain (152 people, 21.35%)
  • Depression (151 people, 21.21%)
  • Headache (149 people, 20.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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