Review: could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Hair Loss?


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Hydrochlorothiazide, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lisinopril, and have Hypertension . We study 68,526 people who have side effects while taking Hydrochlorothiazide from FDA and social media. Among them, 668 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide has active ingredients of hydrochlorothiazide. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Hydrochlorothiazide 70,155 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, erection problems (latest reports from 51,225 Hair loss patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

68,526 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrochlorothiazide.
Among them, 668 people (0.97%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydrochlorothiazide cause Hair loss?

Time on Hydrochlorothiazide when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 3.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.71 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 32.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 87.82 %
  • male: 12.18 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.28 %
  • 30-39: 3.66 %
  • 40-49: 10.99 %
  • 50-59: 22.89 %
  • 60+: 61.17 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Hydrochlorothiazide **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 63.64 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (139 people, 20.81%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (54 people, 8.08%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (51 people, 7.63%)
  • Depression (32 people, 4.79%)
  • Hepatitis C (27 people, 4.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (86 people, 12.87%)
  • Atenolol (85 people, 12.72%)
  • Aspirin (84 people, 12.57%)
  • Lipitor (77 people, 11.53%)
  • Synthroid (65 people, 9.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (123 people, 18.41%)
  • Nausea (92 people, 13.77%)
  • Diarrhoea (89 people, 13.32%)
  • Weight Decreased (74 people, 11.08%)
  • Arthralgia (74 people, 11.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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