Gabapentin and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aubagio, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 83,679 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 857 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,151 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, 18, 2017

83,679 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 857 people (1.02%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Hair loss?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 56.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 86.22 %
  • male: 13.78 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.3 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.9 %
  • 20-29: 2.54 %
  • 30-39: 8.36 %
  • 40-49: 22.84 %
  • 50-59: 22.69 %
  • 60+: 42.39 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (194 people, 22.64%)
  • Pain (104 people, 12.14%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (71 people, 8.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (58 people, 6.77%)
  • Depression (58 people, 6.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aubagio (118 people, 13.77%)
  • Neurontin (79 people, 9.22%)
  • Lorazepam (75 people, 8.75%)
  • Vitamin D (70 people, 8.17%)
  • Lyrica (70 people, 8.17%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (192 people, 22.40%)
  • Fatigue (189 people, 22.05%)
  • Pain (171 people, 19.95%)
  • Weakness (161 people, 18.79%)
  • Headache (146 people, 17.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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