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Review: could Flomax cause Hair loss?

We study 20,432 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 (latest outcomes from 21,446 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,629 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 20,432 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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