Review: could Escitalopram cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 23, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,235 people who take Escitalopram. Among them, 38 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Escitalopram (latest outcomes from 10,302 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Escitalopram include completed suicide, fatigue, dizziness, fall, nausea.
Hair loss (latest reports from 222,110 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 9,403 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 38 people (0.40%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Escitalopram 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||42.86%||0.00%||14.29%||28.57%||14.29%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Escitalopram * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||26.09%||13.04%||26.09%||26.09%||8.70% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Escitalopram ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||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 * :
- Depression (10 people, 26.32%)
- Pain (8 people, 21.05%)
- Crohn's disease (5 people, 13.16%)
- Hypertension (5 people, 13.16%)
- Heart valve replacement (4 people, 10.53%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Escitalopram oxalate (28 people, 73.68%)
- Humira (9 people, 23.68%)
- Pantoprazole sodium (5 people, 13.16%)
- Depakote er (5 people, 13.16%)
- Clonazepam (4 people, 10.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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