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Review: could Letrozole cause Hair loss?

We study 1,751 people who have side effects while taking Letrozole from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Letrozole

Letrozole (latest outcomes from 1,824 users) has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,454 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 1,750 people reported to have side effects when taking Letrozole. Among them, 28 people (1.60%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.01% of all the 227,982 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Letrozole reports

Time on Letrozole when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%39.29%3.57%28.57%28.57%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Letrozole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

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. Vitiligo (11 people, 39.29%)
  2. Breast cancer (11 people, 39.29%)
  3. Resorption bone increased (4 people, 14.29%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (3 people, 10.71%)
  5. Incontinence (3 people, 10.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Kytril (15 people, 53.57%)
  2. Vicodin (15 people, 53.57%)
  3. Aloxi (15 people, 53.57%)
  4. Clindamycin (15 people, 53.57%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (14 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • sean on May, 17, 2011:

    This cannot be a reasonable sample size then, because hair loss is a lot more common than 0.15% I have taken Letrozole at 2.5mg ED for 2 weeks and noticed very slight recession of my hairline. I would say the chances are around 10%-15% for hairloss at minimum like others are reporting elsewhere.....

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