Forteo and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Forteo, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Synthroid, and have Osteoporosis . We study 106,465 people who have side effects while taking Forteo from FDA. Among them, 1,004 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Forteo

Forteo has active ingredients of teriparatide recombinant human. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Forteo 106,771 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

106,465 people reported to have side effects when taking Forteo.
Among them, 1,004 people (0.94%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Forteo cause Hair loss?

Time on Forteo when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 13.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 51.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.36 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.98 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.49 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 98.19 %
  • male: 1.81 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.65 %
  • 40-49: 2.42 %
  • 50-59: 16.16 %
  • 60+: 80.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (704 people, 70.12%)
  • High Blood Pressure (16 people, 1.59%)
  • Sleep Disorder (12 people, 1.20%)
  • Preventive Health Care (11 people, 1.10%)
  • Bone Disorder (10 people, 1.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (51 people, 5.08%)
  • Aspirin (40 people, 3.98%)
  • Calcium (34 people, 3.39%)
  • Folic Acid (31 people, 3.09%)
  • Nexium (27 people, 2.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (118 people, 11.75%)
  • Fatigue (111 people, 11.06%)
  • Pain In Extremity (107 people, 10.66%)
  • Joint Pain (107 people, 10.66%)
  • Nausea (105 people, 10.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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