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Review: could Januvia cause Alopecia?

We study 19,144 people who have side effects while taking Januvia from FDA and social media. Among them, 110 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Januvia

Januvia (latest outcomes from 19,542 users) has active ingredients of sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in diabetes.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 228,409 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 19,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Januvia. Among them, 110 people (0.57%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.05% of all the 228,017 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Alopecia in Januvia reports

Time on Januvia when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia16.67%54.17%20.83%0.00%8.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Januvia * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia83.33%16.67%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Januvia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.00%1.30%2.60%6.49%19.48%70.13%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Januvia ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia0.00%71.43%14.29%14.29%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alopecia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (37 people, 33.64%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (29 people, 26.36%)
  3. Hypertension (6 people, 5.45%)
  4. Blood glucose increased (4 people, 3.64%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 3.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (15 people, 13.64%)
  2. Glipizide (13 people, 11.82%)
  3. Synthroid (10 people, 9.09%)
  4. Lantus (10 people, 9.09%)
  5. Glyburide (8 people, 7.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have two bald spots and can not find a solution. I have been to dermatologist and a GP with no answers. Came across the mention of a high incidence of a relationship between Alopecia and the use of Wellbutrin. I have been on the generic (bupropion hydrochlioride) for a long time.
    I am wondering if others who are on this medication have experienced this side effect.

    Reply

    BrightGlow on May, 31, 2012:

    Male,26..After 3years on Wellbutrin (still taking it 300mg/day) I have extreme hair thinning and alopecia .. I hope stop the medication will reverse thin condition..

    Reply

    MissBunch on Jun, 25, 2012:

    Had this problem with med Buspar. I think chemically related. Hair loss improved with discontinuation of med, but did not stop. Most of these drugs seem to cause trouble. If you are NOT allergic to wool, try Toppik powder from Sally Beauty. Fills in bald spots.

    Reply

    Frank Dypka on Aug, 21, 2012:

    Iam a male 71 years old and have diabetes. I take Metformin HCL 500MG, Losartan Potassium and Simvastatin 20MG. I have notoced three bald spots under my longer hair, mostly on the back of my head.

    Reply

    Jenn on Oct, 1, 2012:

    On goodness I have been on wellbutrin for about a year. The Dr raised to 300 mg and I have lost almost half of my hair! It is very scary! I am also on thyroid, and Methadone. The hair loss started after the hike of Wellbutrin. Has anyone stopped it to see if helps?

    Reply

    W. Tsan on Nov, 1, 2012:

    You are lucky. I took it for barely two weeks and got tininitus. It was three years ago and I still got tinnitus.

    Reply

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