Lyrica and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Fibromyalgia . We study 122,481 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA. Among them, 941 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 126,959 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,240 Hair loss patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

122,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica.
Among them, 941 people (0.77%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lyrica cause Hair loss?

Time on Lyrica when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 29.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.95 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Lyrica *:

  • female: 90.37 %
  • male: 9.63 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Lyrica *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.32 %
  • 20-29: 1.43 %
  • 30-39: 7.29 %
  • 40-49: 22.03 %
  • 50-59: 25.52 %
  • 60+: 43.42 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Fibromyalgia (161 people, 17.11%)
  • Pain (115 people, 12.22%)
  • Neuralgia (109 people, 11.58%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (72 people, 7.65%)
  • High Blood Pressure (68 people, 7.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (116 people, 12.33%)
  • Cymbalta (73 people, 7.76%)
  • Lasix (65 people, 6.91%)
  • Gabapentin (59 people, 6.27%)
  • Vicodin (55 people, 5.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (169 people, 17.96%)
  • Fatigue (159 people, 16.90%)
  • Weight Increased (118 people, 12.54%)
  • Weakness (118 people, 12.54%)
  • Dizziness (114 people, 12.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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