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Review: could Meclizine cause Hair loss?

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

We study 5,310 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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On Apr, 8, 2014: 5,310 people reported to have side effects when taking Meclizine. Among them, 51 people (0.96%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.02% of all the 226,437 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Meclizine reports

Time on Meclizine when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss86.54%13.46%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%10.26%12.82%17.95%12.82%46.15%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Meclizine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple sclerosis (5 people, 9.80%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (4 people, 7.84%)
  3. Menopausal symptoms (3 people, 5.88%)
  4. Muscle spasms (3 people, 5.88%)
  5. Breast cancer female (3 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lipitor (11 people, 21.57%)
  2. Aspirin (11 people, 21.57%)
  3. Lisinopril (9 people, 17.65%)
  4. Diazepam (9 people, 17.65%)
  5. Atenolol (9 people, 17.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (11 hours ago):

  • I was experiencing severe hair loss and exhaution with prior prescription Triamterene/ Hydrochlorothia Tab 75-50mg so doctor put me on Losartan and still seeing hair loss after a couple months.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • More than 60% of hair fell out 3-4 on ths after treat. I had surgery the next daty and had to be out to sleep. Anesiesia is strong mixed wthe Re last

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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