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Review: could Fentanyl cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Fentanyl, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Fentanyl citrate, and have Pain.

We study 14,049 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl from FDA and social media. 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 (latest outcomes from 14,378 users) has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,721 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 14,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 36 people (0.26%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.02% of all the 226,645 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Fentanyl reports

Time on Fentanyl when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss71.43%14.29%14.29%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss81.82%18.18%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%2.50%2.50%17.50%42.50%35.00%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Fentanyl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

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. Pain (15 people, 41.67%)
  2. Hypertension (12 people, 33.33%)
  3. Sleep disorder (11 people, 30.56%)
  4. Pain in extremity (9 people, 25.00%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (8 people, 22.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fentanyl citrate (25 people, 69.44%)
  2. Tricor (13 people, 36.11%)
  3. Celebrex (11 people, 30.56%)
  4. Atenolol (10 people, 27.78%)
  5. Zanaflex (9 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Have constant pain in knees, feet, toes, hands, arms, neck and back. Cannot sleep because I wake up constantly with shooting pain in neck, feet, knees, including tingles and numbness. Left side is worse; includes some drooling and paralysis at times. History of colitis and recent IPIN neiplasms found in pancreas head, neck and tail with dilated bile ducts as well as dilated pancreatic ducts and swelling of gallbladder. Constant nausea, off/on vomiting, major pain in neck and back, as well as abdomen which has included constant pain in upper right and left rib cage area. Knee pain has increased dramatically, especially while sleeping (??). Migraine history severe; hospitalized many times and is constant. Hx of anemias, malnutrition, malabsorption, fecal incontinence, low mono#, low eosinophil, high Granulocyte and Gran %, low Vit C, Low Vit B6, Low Lymphycites, High Baso%, High Baso#, Low WBC, Low Transferrin, High Cardio CRP, Positive ANA, High GGT, abnormal fecal fat, hypoalbuminemia, low calcium (always), low anion gap, low protein...many labs always abnormal, could go on...always fatigued and in pain.

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