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Review: could Lyrica cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Lyrica, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Neurontin, and have Fibromyalgia.

We study 64,184 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 553 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Lyrica

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,360 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,722 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 64,116 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 552 people (0.86%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.24% of all the 226,534 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss19.09%47.27%13.64%10.00%6.36%3.64%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss90.81%9.19%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.22%1.32%6.61%27.75%23.35%40.75%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss6.67%60.00%20.00%13.33%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss11.11%0.00%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia (130 people, 23.55%)
  2. Neuralgia (116 people, 21.01%)
  3. Pain (101 people, 18.30%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (57 people, 10.33%)
  5. Hypertension (49 people, 8.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (134 people, 24.28%)
  2. Fosamax (56 people, 10.14%)
  3. Aspirin (56 people, 10.14%)
  4. Vicodin (54 people, 9.78%)
  5. Gabapentin (51 people, 9.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Shortly after starting LYRICA, I experienced SEVERE HAIR LOSS, IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. I felt EXTREMELY TIRED AND SLUGGISH. I ALSO EXPERIENCED SHORTNESS OF BREATH. ALSO SEVERE LOSS OF APPETITE...TO THE POINT OF WHERE I WOULD NOT EVEN EAT AT ALL FOR DAYS AT A TIME. WITHIN A FEW MONTHS OF BEGINNING LYRICA, I SUFFERED A MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION WHICH RESULTED IN A OPEN HEART BYPASS SURGERY. I AM CONCERNED THAT THE LYRICA CAUSED THE HEART ATTACK. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Losing hair and it is thinning all over; can almost see my scalp on the crown of head.

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