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Review: could Lyrica cause Hair loss?

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 64,407 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 560 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 66,627 Lyrica users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Hair loss patients)

On Apr, 13, 2015: 64,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 559 people (0.87%) have Hair Loss.

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 loss17.95%45.30%13.68%9.40%8.55%4.27%0.85%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss90.91%9.09%

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%1.30%6.51%28.42%23.43%40.13%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss9.09%50.00%31.82%9.09%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss7.69%0.00%92.31%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia (133 people, 23.79%)
  2. Neuralgia (116 people, 20.75%)
  3. Pain (101 people, 18.07%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (57 people, 10.20%)
  5. Hypertension (49 people, 8.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (134 people, 23.97%)
  2. Aspirin (56 people, 10.02%)
  3. Fosamax (56 people, 10.02%)
  4. Vicodin (54 people, 9.66%)
  5. Gabapentin (51 people, 9.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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