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Review: could Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol cause Baldness?

Summary: Baldness could be caused by Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Levonorgestrel, and have Gastritis.

We study 322 people who have side effects while taking Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Baldness. Find out below who they are, when they have Baldness and more.

On Apr, 11, 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 226,547 people who have Baldness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Baldness in Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol reports

Time on Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol when people have Baldness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Baldness0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Baldness when taking Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Baldness0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Baldness when taking Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Baldness0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Baldness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Baldness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastritis (14 people, 93.33%)
  2. Anxiety (4 people, 26.67%)
  3. Depression (4 people, 26.67%)
  4. Compulsions (3 people, 20.00%)
  5. Contraception (1 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levonorgestrel (14 people, 93.33%)
  2. Fluoxetine (14 people, 93.33%)
  3. Ethinyl estradiol tab (14 people, 93.33%)
  4. Omeprazole (14 people, 93.33%)
  5. Depakene (14 people, 93.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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