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Review: could Omeprazole cause Hair thinning?

We study 89,746 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 573 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Omeprazole

Omeprazole (latest outcomes from 92,623 users) has active ingredients of omeprazole. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Hair thinning

Hair thinning (latest reports from 228,073 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 89,746 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 573 people (0.64%) have Hair Thinning. They amount to 0.25% of all the 227,929 people who have Hair Thinning on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair thinning in Omeprazole reports

Time on Omeprazole when people have Hair thinning * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair thinning23.08%10.26%12.82%15.38%7.69%10.26%20.51%

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

FemaleMale
Hair thinning83.39%16.61%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair thinning0.00%0.20%1.84%3.88%8.16%14.08%21.22%50.61%

Severity of Hair thinning when taking Omeprazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair thinning5.26%52.63%31.58%10.53%

How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair thinning0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (77 people, 13.44%)
  2. Hypertension (53 people, 9.25%)
  3. Depression (46 people, 8.03%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (43 people, 7.50%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (33 people, 5.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (90 people, 15.71%)
  2. Humira (74 people, 12.91%)
  3. Aspirin (65 people, 11.34%)
  4. Enbrel (65 people, 11.34%)
  5. Simvastatin (54 people, 9.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I have had severe loss/thinning of hair over this last year, and it seems to be getting worse over the last 6 months. I lose an inordinate amount of hair whenever I brush, comb, or shampoo my hair.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Hair loss on the top of the head.

    Reply

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