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Review: could Lantus cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Lantus, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes.

We study 49,903 people who have side effects while taking Lantus from FDA and social media. Among them, 178 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Lantus

Lantus has active ingredients of insulin glargine recombinant. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 50,286 Lantus users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 49,903 people reported to have side effects when taking Lantus. Among them, 178 people (0.36%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Lantus reports

Time on Lantus when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss25.00%25.00%16.67%0.00%25.00%0.00%8.33%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Lantus * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss75.26%24.74%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Lantus * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%1.86%1.86%2.48%11.80%27.95%54.04%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Lantus ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (43 people, 24.16%)
  2. Hypertension (26 people, 14.61%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (22 people, 12.36%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (16 people, 8.99%)
  5. Hepatic neoplasm malignant (13 people, 7.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (46 people, 25.84%)
  2. Humalog (39 people, 21.91%)
  3. Actos (32 people, 17.98%)
  4. Simvastatin (25 people, 14.04%)
  5. Lipitor (24 people, 13.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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