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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 20,438 people who have side effects while taking Flomax from FDA and social media. Among them, 102 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Flomax and have Hair loss >>>

Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Flomax 21,453 users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Hair loss 41,549 patients)

On Nov, 24, 2014: 20,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Flomax. Among them, 102 people (0.50%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Flomax reports

Time on Flomax when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss40.00%0.00%20.00%20.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%17.65%12.94%69.41%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Flomax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (12 people, 11.76%)
  2. Hypertension (12 people, 11.76%)
  3. Metastases to bone (11 people, 10.78%)
  4. Depression (11 people, 10.78%)
  5. Prostate cancer (10 people, 9.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (28 people, 27.45%)
  2. Levaquin (26 people, 25.49%)
  3. Protonix (20 people, 19.61%)
  4. Zometa (19 people, 18.63%)
  5. Oxycodone hcl (19 people, 18.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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