Review: could Forteo cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 56,566 people who take Forteo. Among them, 389 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Forteo (latest outcomes from 56,659 users) has active ingredients of teriparatide recombinant human. It is often used in osteoporosis, osteopetrosis. Commonly reported side effects of Forteo include fall, dizziness, weakness, dizziness aggravated, nausea.
Hair loss (latest reports from 221,769 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 53,858 people reported to have side effects when taking Forteo. Among them, 389 people (0.72%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Forteo when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||9.26%||59.26%||12.96%||18.52%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Forteo * :
|Hair loss||0.20%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.20%||1.81%||16.10%||81.69% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Forteo ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||60.00%||20.00%||20.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (389 people, 100.00%)
- Sleep disorder (26 people, 6.68%)
- Muscle spasms (23 people, 5.91%)
- Hypertension (21 people, 5.40%)
- Neuralgia (12 people, 3.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (89 people, 22.88%)
- Vitamin d (81 people, 20.82%)
- Folic acid (76 people, 19.54%)
- Multi-vitamin (69 people, 17.74%)
- Nexium (58 people, 14.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 months 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.
From this study (1 year 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.
From this study (2 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.
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Been experiencing hair loss for several months and the loss has increased the last couple of months. My doctor ran thyroid test and it was normal. The loss has been gradual and it is not breaking off, but coming out at the root.
- Has anyone had hair loss due to accutane that was taken 10 or so years ago?
Started extreme shedding in 2001 when I took Accutane
Gradual increase in hair thinning
Now hair is 1/4 of original; could Accutane continue to cause hair loss after 10 years
- Does forteo cause tooth fractures?
Is tooth fracture a side effect of taking Forteo? I have never had a problem until my last six month dental checkup and was told I had two tooth fractures that will require crowns.Have been on Forteo 22 months.
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