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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 64,396 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 555 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 66,603 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 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 64,375 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 555 people (0.86%) 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 loss18.58%46.90%13.27%9.73%7.96%3.54%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss90.85%9.15%

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%1.31%6.56%28.23%23.19%40.48%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss11.11%55.56%22.22%11.11%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss10.00%0.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia (131 people, 23.60%)
  2. Neuralgia (116 people, 20.90%)
  3. Pain (101 people, 18.20%)
  4. Neuropathy peripheral (57 people, 10.27%)
  5. Hypertension (49 people, 8.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (134 people, 24.14%)
  2. Fosamax (56 people, 10.09%)
  3. Aspirin (56 people, 10.09%)
  4. Vicodin (54 people, 9.73%)
  5. Gabapentin (51 people, 9.19%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I have gained about 35 pounds, and I have the cognitive effects listed in the prescribing information--problems with thinking and concentration." I've been off Lyrica once, and the side effects went away, but I couldn't get out of bed in the morning

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  • Mild iabetic with high blood pressure and high cholesterol under control with drugs. Have pernicious anemia managed by injection. This

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  • From this study (1 year 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 (1 year ago):

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

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