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Review: could Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol cause Baldness (Hair loss)?

We study 325 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.

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Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol

Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol (latest outcomes from 353 users) has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control.

Baldness

Baldness (partial or complete lack of hair growth) (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 23, 2014: 325 people reported to have side effects when taking Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. Among them, 15 people (4.62%) have Baldness.

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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  • I started losing my hair more when I started taking the tramadol for pain. I have lost quite a bit of hair since then and started balding on the top of my head. I don't know if it is hormonal or from all the medication I am on because I know that can cause hair loss also. My hair is also limp and lifeless and I have gained about 15 pounds since being on the tramadol. It is the only medication that helps with my pain and chronic anxiety caused by the Cymbalta so I don't know what else to do.

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    axeman225 on Sep, 17, 2014:

    Hi! I am a 26yr old male. I saw this and seems like we are taking the same meds and I wanted to compare. I have been on tramadol for almost 3 years for herniated discs from playing football. I recently have noticed and heard that long term use affects testosterone levels, so I got bloodwork done...turns out I am below range on all levels...which sucks because I am fit (or was) and pretty big. So my doc prescribed testim 1% 50mg/day (as of yesterday) and I wanted to see how it affected you along with takign the tramadol. I dont have hair issues, but I have had weight gain and general feminization due to loss of testosterone....so gross and sad for me. Idk if you are male or female...but I would love to hear what the combo has done for you. If anyone else can chime in it would be great. (fyi..tramadol is a low dose opiate agonist for pain; testim is testosterone gel)

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