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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 Enlarged prostate.

We study 20,448 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.

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Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 21,464 Flomax 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 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 24, 2015: 20,448 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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  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
  • Feeding tube complications flomax
    Has anyone on feeding tube taken Flomax. Any complication with tube feeding?
  • I have had two surgerys to remove cancer in my bladder and am on warfarin for my afib. my bladder cannot seem to heal. i have blood in my urine and intermitent burning at the end of my penis. will the (3 answers)
    I have had two surgeries in the last 14 months to remove cancer from my bladder. Diagnosed with afib 16 months ago. Bladder is not healing due to the blood thinners, but I must keep my INR above 2.0. Every time I take the warfarin, I have more blood in my urine.
  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for
    about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.
  • If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
    has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams

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