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 female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Claravis, and have Birth control.
We study 2,963 people who have side effects while taking Implanon from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 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 3,187 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 42,705 Loss of hair patients)
On Feb, 12, 2015: 2,963 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 45 people (1.52%) 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%||21.62%||48.65%||27.03%||0.00%||2.70%||0.00% |
Severity of Loss of hair when taking Implanon ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loss of hair||16.67%||16.67%||50.00%||16.67% |
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, 55.56%)
- Birth control (4 people, 8.89%)
- Adhd (2 people, 4.44%)
- Hepatitis c (1 people, 2.22%)
- Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 2.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Claravis (3 people, 6.67%)
- Betamethasone (2 people, 4.44%)
- Nicotine (2 people, 4.44%)
- Amnesteem (2 people, 4.44%)
- Omeprazole (1 people, 2.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- I am on nexplanon as well as lexapro. why do i start my period everytime i start taking it.
I was put on Lexpro(escitalopram) about 6 months ago and I was scared to take the medicine I would take it about 2 days and I would start my period so I stopped. I began taking it again cause I feel like I need to stick it out and see what happens and I was not a 100% sure it was the Lexapro starting my periods cause I am on nexplanon as well. so my periods are almost not existent.I have been taking lexpro for about 4 days now and I started to bleed again. Is this something I need to be alarmed about? Do they have some type of horrible unknown reaction. I just want to hear some good news cause I want to stick with the Lexapro to see if it helps me at all. Thanks for your time.
- Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
- Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
- Inserted implanon while using atripla, my worry is that can they be used together, can i fall pregnant while on implanon?
I wish to know if there can be a problem when using Atripla in conjunction with Implanon. I recently had an implant in October and I did'nt have any side effect whatsoever, but recently I breast pain and I feel a bit tired at all times. I read on the side effects but now my concern is that can they be mixed together or? Plz help
- Has anyone fallen pregnant while in nexplanon while taking aciclovir ?
I think I may have become pregnant while taking aciclovir while on the implant I was also taking anti biotics
I ignored early symptoms as I thought there was no way I could be and put it down to side affects I then ha more and more symptoms did a test it was neg did another a few weeks later still neg then went to see gp was sent for an ultra sound for cysts or tumor and I am 15 weeks pregnant has this happened to anyone else?
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I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.
I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.
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