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Review: could Forteo cause Hair loss?

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 Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 56,583 people who have side effects while taking Forteo from FDA and social media. Among them, 389 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 56,685 Forteo 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 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 56,583 people reported to have side effects when taking Forteo. Among them, 389 people (0.69%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Forteo reports

Time on Forteo when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss9.26%59.26%12.96%18.52%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.20%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.20%1.81%16.10%81.69%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Forteo ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%60.00%20.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (389 people, 100.00%)
  2. Sleep disorder (26 people, 6.68%)
  3. Muscle spasms (23 people, 5.91%)
  4. Hypertension (21 people, 5.40%)
  5. Neuralgia (12 people, 3.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (89 people, 22.88%)
  2. Vitamin d (81 people, 20.82%)
  3. Folic acid (76 people, 19.54%)
  4. Multi-vitamin (69 people, 17.74%)
  5. Nexium (58 people, 14.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • If omeprazole hinders bone growth is it niot couner productive to take forteo? maybe i should stop taking omeprazole while i'm on the forteo.
    i broke my neck in may of 2013 did not know it. it wasn't discovered until 12 -13 13, while doing physical therapy for my left shoulder and my neck. i had triple vision and really high blood pressure { bottom number was 145 and 175 on both arms}i had fallen twice broke my nose both times. surgery on jan.1,2014 died for a few minutes so stopped the surgery had 2nd surgery 1-6-1. put on forteo in march . i had trouble swallowing so did the camera down the throat bit-acid reflux . i got prescribed omeprazole in december of 14. as i read the blurb s for any meds ii'm given, i read that omeprazole contributes to bone loss . so-?
  • Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
  • 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??
  • Dermatomyositis caused by forteo
    I am still suffering from Dermatomyositis after 1 1/2 years. My doctor said Forteo caused my illness. i am looking for other people who developed symptom of Dermatomyositis. they are joint & muscle pain, hair loss, loss of weight, muscle deterioration, loss of appetite, unable to take care of yourself. I am trying to open a class action law suit but cant do it alone. if you have Dermatomyositis after using Forteo please reach out to me and make Lilly Pharmacy pay for their drug reaction ..
  • 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Does this drug cause hair loss? I have many other symptoms from it, but this one would be intolerable. Not sure if it is coming from Forteo but other woman have reported it has.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have lost approximately 75% of my hair since I started taking Forteo in mid-August of 2012. I started out with extremely thick hair so this loss is huge, and it's obvious I will end up with no hair. It's a frightening prospect and terrible trade-off to re-build bone tissue.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I have been using Forteo for 20 months (4 more to go) and I have experienced significant hair loss from the center of my scalp to the back. There is significant thinning of the hair in only those places.

    Reply

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