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Review: could Implanon cause Loss of hair (Hair loss)?

We study 2,949 people who have side effects while taking Implanon from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Loss of hair. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of hair and more.

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Implanon

Implanon (latest outcomes from 3,168 users) has active ingredients of etonogestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Loss of hair

Loss of hair (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 30, 2014: 2,943 people reported to have side effects when taking Implanon. Among them, 42 people (1.43%) have Loss Of Hair. They amount to 0.02% of all the 228,438 people who have Loss Of Hair on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of hair in Implanon reports

Time on Implanon when people have Loss of hair * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of hair0.00%33.33%26.67%33.33%6.67%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Loss of hair when taking Implanon * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of hair0.00%0.00%23.53%52.94%23.53%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Loss of hair when taking Implanon ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of hair33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of hair ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of hair0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (25 people, 59.52%)
  2. Birth control (2 people, 4.76%)
  3. Acne (1 people, 2.38%)
  4. Asthma (1 people, 2.38%)
  5. Hepatitis c (1 people, 2.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Claravis (3 people, 7.14%)
  2. Nicotine (2 people, 4.76%)
  3. Amnesteem (2 people, 4.76%)
  4. Betamethasone (2 people, 4.76%)
  5. Guanfacine (1 people, 2.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have Loss Of Hair while taking Implanon?

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • My daughter has had severe hair loss fron taking this medication along with very irregular cycles.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (13 months ago):

  • I am scared I have developed PCOS after going on a new birth control, Implanon.

    Reply

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