Mirena and Hair thinning - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair thinning is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Biotin, and have Birth control . We study 93,496 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA. Among them, 1,569 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Mirena 94,701 users)

Hair Thinning

Hair thinning has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair thinning patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

93,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena.
Among them, 1,569 people (1.68%) have Hair Thinning


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirena cause Hair thinning?

Time on Mirena when people have Hair Thinning *:

  • < 1 month: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 19.06 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.01 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.53 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.85 %
  • 10+ years: 0.17 %

Gender of people who have Hair Thinning when taking Mirena *:

  • female: 99.87 %
  • male: 0.13 %

Age of people who have Hair Thinning when taking Mirena *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.27 %
  • 10-19: 1.82 %
  • 20-29: 40.26 %
  • 30-39: 38.07 %
  • 40-49: 17.85 %
  • 50-59: 1.28 %
  • 60+: 0.46 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control (865 people, 55.13%)
  • Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding (84 people, 5.35%)
  • Depression (15 people, 0.96%)
  • Endometriosis (14 people, 0.89%)
  • Genital Haemorrhage (9 people, 0.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Biotin (14 people, 0.89%)
  • Zoloft (13 people, 0.83%)
  • Vitamin B12 (11 people, 0.70%)
  • Nexium (11 people, 0.70%)
  • Lexapro (10 people, 0.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (322 people, 20.52%)
  • Depression (266 people, 16.95%)
  • Acne (248 people, 15.81%)
  • Mood Swings (229 people, 14.60%)
  • Headache (224 people, 14.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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