Review: could Implanon cause Loss of hair (Hair loss)?
Summary: Loss of hair is found among people who take Implanon, especially for people who are 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Claravis, and have Birth control. We study 2,973 people who have side effects while taking Implanon from FDA and social media. Among them, 46 have Loss of hair. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of hair and more.
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Implanon has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 3,194 Implanon users)
Loss of hair
Loss of hair has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Loss of hair patients)
On Apr, 24, 2015: 2,970 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 46 people (1.55%) have Loss Of Hair.
Time on Implanon when people have Loss of hair * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Loss of hair||0.00%||27.78%||22.22%||27.78%||16.67%||5.56%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Loss of hair when taking Implanon * :
|Loss of hair||0.00%||0.00%||21.05%||50.00%||26.32%||0.00%||2.63%||0.00% |
Severity of Loss of hair when taking Implanon ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loss of hair||14.29%||14.29%||57.14%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Loss of hair ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Loss of hair||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Contraception (25 people, 54.35%)
- Birth control (5 people, 10.87%)
- Adhd (2 people, 4.35%)
- Hepatitis c (1 people, 2.17%)
- Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 2.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Claravis (3 people, 6.52%)
- Betamethasone (2 people, 4.35%)
- Nicotine (2 people, 4.35%)
- Amnesteem (2 people, 4.35%)
- Omeprazole (1 people, 2.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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My daughter has had severe hair loss fron taking this medication along with very irregular cycles.
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I have recently began losing my hair a little over a month ago. It is thinning severely and falls out like crazy. I do have 3 children ages 6,3, and 6months.
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I am scared I have developed PCOS after going on a new birth control, Implanon.
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