Review: could Letrozole cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Letrozole, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Kytril, and have Vitiligo.
We study 1,765 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 has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 1,841 Letrozole users)
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, 12, 2015: 1,765 people reported to have side effects when taking Letrozole. Among them, 28 people (1.59%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Letrozole when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||33.33%||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Letrozole * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||39.29%||3.57%||28.57%||28.57% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Letrozole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Vitiligo (11 people, 39.29%)
- Breast cancer (11 people, 39.29%)
- Resorption bone increased (4 people, 14.29%)
- Hypothyroidism (3 people, 10.71%)
- Incontinence (3 people, 10.71%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Kytril (15 people, 53.57%)
- Vicodin (15 people, 53.57%)
- Aloxi (15 people, 53.57%)
- Clindamycin (15 people, 53.57%)
- Cyclophosphamide (14 people, 50.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
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??
- Plantar fasciitis and femara
HELP!!! I have been on femara for 12 months, and at about 4 months I started getting plantar fasciitis. I now have plantar fasciitis in both feet and it is so painful that I am contemplating using a wheel chair. I cry daily from the pain, and sometimes wish I would just die. I was taking ibuprofen to help, but my onc had me stop due to liver issues. Is there anyone out there that can give me any advice or suggestions? I truly wish that I had just left the cancer alone, as my quality of life is so poor now that I see very little value in it.
- If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now i've stopped using it, but i lost hair in frontal region and i want to regrow it.
What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking Fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now I've stopped using it, but I lost hair in frontal region and I want to regrow it.
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking xanax. i understand it has caused my hair loss. i once had very thick hair. now i'm almost bald. i'm stopping the xanax. now what??
How can I get my hair to grow back if I stop xanax
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From this study (4 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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