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Review: could Glucosamine cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Glucosamine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Vitamin d, and have Osteopenia.

We study 67 people who have side effects while taking Glucosamine from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 67 people reported to have side effects when taking Glucosamine. Among them, 1 people (1.49%) has Hair Loss. They amount to 0.00% of all the 226,515 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Glucosamine reports

Time on Glucosamine when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss0.00%100.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Glucosamine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteopenia (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Healthy living (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. High blood pressure (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Heart (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Omega 3 (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Multivitamin (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Calcium (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Vitamin c (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • More than 60% of hair fell out 3-4 on ths after treat. I had surgery the next daty and had to be out to sleep. Anesiesia is strong mixed wthe Re last

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