Review: could Omeprazole cause Hair Thinning?


Hair thinning is found among people who take Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 107,699 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 820 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Omeprazole 107,016 users)

Hair Thinning

Hair thinning has been reported by people with rashes, cognitive disorder, insomnia, high blood pressure, erection problems (latest reports from 47,536 Hair thinning patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

107,699 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 820 people (0.76%) have Hair Thinning

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Hair thinning?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Hair Thinning *:

  • < 1 month: 27.54 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.8 %
  • 10+ years: 20.29 %

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

  • female: 82.09 %
  • male: 17.91 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.15 %
  • 2-9: 0.3 %
  • 10-19: 1.65 %
  • 20-29: 3.46 %
  • 30-39: 9.02 %
  • 40-49: 14.44 %
  • 50-59: 19.4 %
  • 60+: 51.58 %

Severity if Hair Thinning when taking Omeprazole **:

  • least: 3.33 %
  • moderate: 53.33 %
  • severe: 30.0 %
  • most severe: 13.33 %

How people recovered from Hair Thinning **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (104 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (81 people)
  • Hypertension (76 people)
  • Depression (63 people)
  • Pain (47 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (117 people)
  • Humira (86 people)
  • Aspirin (81 people)
  • Folic Acid (76 people)
  • Enbrel (74 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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