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Review: could Effexor cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Effexor, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,097 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 523 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Effexor

Effexor (latest outcomes from 54,875 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,669 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 52,097 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 523 people (1.00%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.23% of all the 226,562 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss34.62%25.64%19.23%3.85%7.69%5.13%3.85%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.99%5.57%16.90%27.24%25.25%24.06%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss10.00%50.00%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. Depression (138 people, 26.39%)
  2. Anxiety (37 people, 7.07%)
  3. Hepatitis c (30 people, 5.74%)
  4. Breast cancer (29 people, 5.54%)
  5. Osteoporosis (23 people, 4.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (214 people, 40.92%)
  2. Vioxx (70 people, 13.38%)
  3. Neurontin (64 people, 12.24%)
  4. Ambien (61 people, 11.66%)
  5. Prilosec (61 people, 11.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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