Review: could Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol cause Baldness?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 20, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 322 people who take Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. Among them, 15 have Baldness. See who they are, when they have Baldness and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol
Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol (latest outcomes from 349 users) has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. Commonly reported side effects of Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol include weakness, diarrhea, stress and anxiety, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Baldness (partial or complete lack of hair growth) (latest reports from 222,479 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 322 people reported to have side effects when taking Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. Among them, 15 people (4.66%) have Baldness. They amount to 0.01% of all the 222,479 people who have Baldness.
Time on Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol when people have Baldness * :
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Age of people who have Baldness when taking Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol * :
Severity of Baldness when taking Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol ** :
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How people recovered from Baldness ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gastritis (14 people, 93.33%)
- Anxiety (4 people, 26.67%)
- Depression (4 people, 26.67%)
- Compulsions (3 people, 20.00%)
- Contraception (1 people, 6.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Levonorgestrel (14 people, 93.33%)
- Fluoxetine (14 people, 93.33%)
- Ethinyl estradiol tab (14 people, 93.33%)
- Omeprazole (14 people, 93.33%)
- Depakene (14 people, 93.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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