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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 49,922 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 50,291 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 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 25, 2015: 49,916 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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    Blood sugar appeared to go up after started taking Lorazepam, approx. 3 weeks ago. Have been on Lantus for many years. That was reason for question. Did not find much info on other sites re: Lorazepam & Blood Sugar levels.
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    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
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