Review: could Lyrica cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 20, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 64,066 people who take Lyrica. Among them, 491 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,316 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia, neuralgia. Commonly reported side effects of Lyrica include dizziness, pain exacerbated, pain, acupuncture and pain, dizziness aggravated.
Hair loss (latest reports from 222,160 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 12, 2014: 58,684 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 491 people (0.84%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Lyrica when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||20.39%||46.60%||13.59%||8.74%||6.80%||3.88%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Lyrica * :
|Hair loss||91.61%||8.39% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Lyrica * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.25%||1.49%||7.43%||25.25%||24.26%||41.34% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Lyrica ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||7.14%||57.14%||21.43%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||12.50%||0.00%||87.50% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Fibromyalgia (116 people, 23.63%)
- Neuralgia (112 people, 22.81%)
- Pain (91 people, 18.53%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (57 people, 11.61%)
- Hypertension (46 people, 9.37%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (129 people, 26.27%)
- Fosamax (54 people, 11.00%)
- Aspirin (54 people, 11.00%)
- Vicodin (50 people, 10.18%)
- Gabapentin (48 people, 9.78%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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Losing hair and it is thinning all over; can almost see my scalp on the crown of head.
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