Review: could Meclizine cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Meclizine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lipitor, and have Multiple sclerosis.
We study 5,364 people who have side effects while taking Meclizine from FDA and social media. Among them, 51 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Meclizine has active ingredients of meclizine hydrochloride. It is often used in dizziness. (latest outcomes from 5,833 Meclizine users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)
On Jan, 26, 2015: 5,363 people reported to have side effects when taking Meclizine. Among them, 51 people (0.95%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Meclizine 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||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Meclizine * :
|Hair loss||86.54%||13.46% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Meclizine * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||10.26%||12.82%||17.95%||12.82%||46.15% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Meclizine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple sclerosis (5 people, 9.80%)
- Diabetes mellitus (4 people, 7.84%)
- Menopausal symptoms (3 people, 5.88%)
- Muscle spasms (3 people, 5.88%)
- Breast cancer female (3 people, 5.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (11 people, 21.57%)
- Aspirin (11 people, 21.57%)
- Lisinopril (9 people, 17.65%)
- Diazepam (9 people, 17.65%)
- Atenolol (9 people, 17.65%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
- Can meclizine cause insomnia once and sleepiness the next time
I took Meclizine one night (as advised by pharmacist; she said it causes drowsiness), after experiencing my first attack of vertigo. It kept me awake almost all night. A couple weeks later, as I was getting ready for a special school event for my daughter, I thought another vertigo attack was coming on. Since the Meclizine didn't make me sleepy the first time but instead had the opposite effect, I thought it would be ok to take it (this was an evening event with a meal). After eating, I began to get very sleepy and my face almost fell in my plate.
- Alprazolam & amoxicillin
Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for
about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.
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has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
- Why would doctor prescribe meclizine when otc med available? stronger?
Gastric bypass. After years found should not be prescribed extended release medications-- they do not work because stomach (duodenum) releases enzymes and acids to release XR. Suffer from GAD, MAD, PTSD, ADHD, Insomnia. I've driven away my best friend-- I'm tired of life-- alone.
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i began this drug a week and two days now. after the fourth day i saw hair loss, my sister said you have a dry patch in your hair and i went home and brushed my hair there was no much hair loss and a few bald patches about the size of fists at the back of my head. There was no way to hide them, earlier I had cut down the back of my hair to a low fade but with some new growth, i looked like i had some skin problem. What do you do when you have to take the medications to survive? I also have the feeling of depression, I kept crying and I am normally a strong person, who it takes alot to make me break down, when I think of my hair loss i just burst in to a ball of tears, just to tell someone about my hair loss, tears.....I've always have been known for keeping my hair done I went out and got a wig and I know this won't make me feel any better.........i will always be saying don't let me get caught by the wind, rain or any of the elements......
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