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. This review analyzes which people have Hair loss with Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 101,543 people who have side effects when taking Gabapentin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 20, 2017

101,543 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 1,068 people (1.05%) have Hair loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Hair loss?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Hair loss *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 52.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.75 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.08 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 86.59 %
  • male: 13.41 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.25 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.85 %
  • 20-29: 2.34 %
  • 30-39: 7.27 %
  • 40-49: 21.09 %
  • 50-59: 23.18 %
  • 60+: 44.02 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (243 people, 22.75%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (87 people, 8.15%)
  • High Blood Pressure (68 people, 6.37%)
  • Depression (65 people, 6.09%)
  • Neuropathy Peripheral (59 people, 5.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aubagio (157 people, 14.70%)
  • Vitamin D (94 people, 8.80%)
  • Neurontin (86 people, 8.05%)
  • Synthroid (77 people, 7.21%)
  • Lorazepam (75 people, 7.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (249 people, 23.31%)
  • Nausea (233 people, 21.82%)
  • Weakness (186 people, 17.42%)
  • Diarrhea (173 people, 16.20%)
  • Headache (166 people, 15.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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