Review: could Omeprazole cause Hair Thinning?


Summary

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 111,118 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 867 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Omeprazole

Omeprazole has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastrooesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from Omeprazole 154,413 users)

Hair Thinning

Hair thinning has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, joint pain, erection problems, chest pain (latest reports from 75,642 Hair thinning patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

111,118 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole.
Among them, 867 people (0.78%) have Hair Thinning


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Omeprazole cause Hair thinning?

Time on Omeprazole when people have Hair Thinning *:

  • < 1 month: 29.49 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.97 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.97 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.13 %
  • 10+ years: 21.79 %

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

  • female: 82.61 %
  • male: 17.39 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.43 %
  • 10-19: 1.58 %
  • 20-29: 3.44 %
  • 30-39: 8.9 %
  • 40-49: 14.2 %
  • 50-59: 19.37 %
  • 60+: 51.94 %

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 (107 people, 12.34%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (97 people, 11.19%)
  • Hypertension (80 people, 9.23%)
  • Depression (63 people, 7.27%)
  • Pain (48 people, 5.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (122 people, 14.07%)
  • Humira (86 people, 9.92%)
  • Aspirin (83 people, 9.57%)
  • Folic Acid (78 people, 9.00%)
  • Enbrel (75 people, 8.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhoea (134 people, 15.46%)
  • Nausea (131 people, 15.11%)
  • Fatigue (126 people, 14.53%)
  • Arthralgia (105 people, 12.11%)
  • Pain (101 people, 11.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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