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Review: could Intuniv cause Compulsive hair pulling (Trichotillomania)?

Summary: Compulsive hair pulling is reported only by a few people who take Intuniv.

We study 652 people who have side effects while taking Intuniv from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Compulsive hair pulling and more.

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Intuniv

Intuniv has active ingredients of guanfacine hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from 833 Intuniv users)

Compulsive hair pulling

Compulsive hair pulling (disorder that causes people to pull out the hair from their scalp) has been reported by people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, acne, stress and anxiety, hepatitis c. (latest reports from 275 Compulsive hair pulling patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 650 people reported to have side effects when taking Intuniv. Among them, 1 people (0.15%) has Compulsive Hair Pulling.

Trend of Compulsive hair pulling in Intuniv reports

Time on Intuniv when people have Compulsive hair pulling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Compulsive hair pulling0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Compulsive hair pulling when taking Intuniv * :

FemaleMale
Compulsive hair pulling100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Compulsive hair pulling when taking Intuniv * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Compulsive hair pulling0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Compulsive hair pulling when taking Intuniv ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Compulsive hair pulling0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Compulsive hair pulling ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Compulsive hair pulling0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Indigestion (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Add (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Concerta (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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