Review: could Namenda cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Namenda, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Crestor, and have Dementia alzheimer's type.
We study 6,849 people who have side effects while taking Namenda from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Namenda has active ingredients of memantine hydrochloride. It is often used in dementia. (latest outcomes from 7,222 Namenda users)
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, 6, 2015: 6,846 people reported to have side effects when taking Namenda. Among them, 9 people (0.13%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Namenda 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||83.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||16.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Namenda * :
|Hair loss||77.78%||22.22% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Namenda * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||11.11%||3.70%||85.19% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Namenda ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Dementia alzheimer's type (9 people, 100.00%)
- Dementia (5 people, 55.56%)
- Amnesia (4 people, 44.44%)
- Migraine (3 people, 33.33%)
- Frequent or urgent urination (1 people, 11.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Crestor (9 people, 100.00%)
- Synthroid (8 people, 88.89%)
- Aricept (5 people, 55.56%)
- Macrodantin (5 people, 55.56%)
- Prilosec (5 people, 55.56%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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