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Review: could Loestrin 24 fe cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Loestrin 24 fe, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lunesta, and have Contraception.

We study 580 people who have side effects while taking Loestrin 24 fe from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Loestrin 24 fe

Loestrin 24 fe (latest outcomes from 1,142 users) has active ingredients of ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,715 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 526 people reported to have side effects when taking Loestrin 24 fe. Among them, 9 people (1.71%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.00% of all the 226,541 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Loestrin 24 fe reports

Time on Loestrin 24 fe when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%50.00%0.00%37.50%12.50%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Loestrin 24 fe * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Loestrin 24 fe ** :

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

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (3 people, 33.33%)
  2. Ovarian cyst (1 people, 11.11%)
  3. Insomnia (1 people, 11.11%)
  4. Menstrual cramps (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Depression (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lunesta (1 people, 11.11%)
  2. Lo lo estrin fe 24 (1 people, 11.11%)
  3. Lexapro (1 people, 11.11%)
  4. Bupropion hydrochloride (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Midodrine hydrochloride (1 people, 11.11%)

* 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 (5 hours ago):

  • I have had severe loss/thinning of hair over this last year, and it seems to be getting worse over the last 6 months. I lose an inordinate amount of hair whenever I brush, comb, or shampoo my hair.

    Reply

  • From this study (18 hours ago):

  • All lesions necrosis
    Painful granulomas
    I live in chronic pain and fatigue

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  • From this study (19 hours ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

    Reply

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