Review: could Flomax cause Hair Loss?


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Flomax, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Benign prostatic hyperplasia . We study 26,771 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 151 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Flomax 28,819 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, itching, cognitive disorder, erection problems (latest reports from 75,642 Hair loss patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

26,771 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax.
Among them, 151 people (0.56%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Flomax cause Hair loss?

Time on Flomax when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.11 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 15.89 %
  • male: 84.11 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.81 %
  • 40-49: 10.57 %
  • 50-59: 17.07 %
  • 60+: 71.54 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Flomax **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

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 *:

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (16 people, 10.60%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (14 people, 9.27%)
  • Metastases To Bone (13 people, 8.61%)
  • Hypertension (13 people, 8.61%)
  • Depression (13 people, 8.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (27 people, 17.88%)
  • Levaquin (25 people, 16.56%)
  • Zometa (23 people, 15.23%)
  • Protonix (23 people, 15.23%)
  • Lipitor (23 people, 15.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (52 people, 34.44%)
  • Pain (41 people, 27.15%)
  • Nausea (36 people, 23.84%)
  • Arthralgia (36 people, 23.84%)
  • Anxiety (35 people, 23.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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