Fentanyl and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Fentanyl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Duragesic-100, and have Pain . We study 12,919 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl from FDA. Among them, 36 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl has active ingredients of fentanyl. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Fentanyl 13,519 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 Feb, 21, 2017

12,919 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl.
Among them, 36 people (0.28%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fentanyl cause Hair loss?

Time on Fentanyl when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 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: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.85 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.85 %
  • 40-49: 19.23 %
  • 50-59: 23.08 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (13 people, 36.11%)
  • Back Pain (8 people, 22.22%)
  • Sleep Disorder (5 people, 13.89%)
  • Nausea (5 people, 13.89%)
  • High Blood Pressure (4 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Duragesic-100 (6 people, 16.67%)
  • Zofran (5 people, 13.89%)
  • Lorazepam (5 people, 13.89%)
  • Synthroid (4 people, 11.11%)
  • Oxycontin (4 people, 11.11%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (11 people, 30.56%)
  • Pain (8 people, 22.22%)
  • Fatigue (8 people, 22.22%)
  • Weakness (7 people, 19.44%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (7 people, 19.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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