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Review: could Namenda cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Namenda, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Crestor, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.

We study 6,819 people who have side effects while taking Namenda from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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On Apr, 13, 2014: 6,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Namenda. Among them, 8 people (0.12%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.00% of all the 226,587 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Namenda reports

Time on Namenda when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss80.77%19.23%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.54%0.00%88.46%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Namenda ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Dementia alzheimer's type (8 people, 100.00%)
  2. Dementia (5 people, 62.50%)
  3. Amnesia (4 people, 50.00%)
  4. Migraine (3 people, 37.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Crestor (8 people, 100.00%)
  2. Synthroid (7 people, 87.50%)
  3. Macrodantin (5 people, 62.50%)
  4. Detrol la (5 people, 62.50%)
  5. Prilosec (5 people, 62.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • connie on Feb, 15, 2013:

    my mom started taking namenda 2 weeks ago and her hair is falling out fast. What do I do for her.

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