Review: could Januvia cause Alopecia?


Summary

Alopecia is found among people who take Januvia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus . We study 18,756 people who have side effects while taking Januvia from FDA and social media. Among them, 112 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Januvia

Januvia has active ingredients of sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Januvia 18,998 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, heart palpitations (latest reports from 41,370 Alopecia patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

18,756 people reported to have side effects when taking Januvia.
Among them, 112 people (0.6%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Januvia cause Alopecia?

Time on Januvia when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 52.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Januvia *:

  • female: 83.17 %
  • male: 16.83 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Januvia *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.22 %
  • 30-39: 3.66 %
  • 40-49: 7.32 %
  • 50-59: 20.73 %
  • 60+: 67.07 %

Severity if Alopecia when taking Januvia **:

  • least: 9.09 %
  • moderate: 63.64 %
  • severe: 18.18 %
  • most severe: 9.09 %

How people recovered from Alopecia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (37 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (29 people)
  • Hypertension (6 people)
  • Diabetes (5 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Glipizide (13 people)
  • Aspirin (13 people)
  • Synthroid (11 people)
  • Metformin (10 people)
  • Lantus (10 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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