Review: could Fentanyl cause Hair Loss?


Hair loss is found among people who take Fentanyl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vicodin, and have Pain . We study 43,472 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 164 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Fentanyl has active ingredients of fentanyl. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Fentanyl 43,922 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, stress and anxiety, erection problems, chest pain (latest reports from 41,370 Hair loss patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

43,472 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl.
Among them, 164 people (0.38%) have Hair Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fentanyl cause Hair loss?

Time on Fentanyl when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 81.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 85.8 %
  • male: 14.2 %

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

  • 0-1: 1.33 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.67 %
  • 20-29: 1.33 %
  • 30-39: 8.0 %
  • 40-49: 19.33 %
  • 50-59: 40.0 %
  • 60+: 29.33 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Fentanyl **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (35 people)
  • Breast Cancer (23 people)
  • Hypertension (21 people)
  • Arthritis (19 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (15 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vicodin (30 people)
  • Lorazepam (28 people)
  • Aredia (28 people)
  • Celebrex (26 people)
  • Protonix (24 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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