Review: could Fentanyl cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 14,026 people who take Fentanyl. Among them, 36 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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Fentanyl (latest outcomes from 14,372 users) has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain, pain relief by acupuncture. Commonly reported side effects of Fentanyl include hypotension, nausea and vomiting, nausea, nausea aggravated, hypotension aggravated.
Hair loss (latest reports from 222,479 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 14,026 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 36 people (0.26%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Fentanyl 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||71.43%||14.29%||14.29%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Fentanyl * :
|Hair loss||81.82%||18.18% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Fentanyl * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.50%||2.50%||17.50%||42.50%||35.00% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Fentanyl ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
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 * :
- Pain (15 people, 41.67%)
- Hypertension (12 people, 33.33%)
- Sleep disorder (11 people, 30.56%)
- Pain in extremity (9 people, 25.00%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 22.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fentanyl citrate (25 people, 69.44%)
- Tricor (13 people, 36.11%)
- Celebrex (11 people, 30.56%)
- Atenolol (10 people, 27.78%)
- Zanaflex (9 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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