Review: could Omeprazole cause Hair thinning (Hair loss)?
Summary: Hair thinning is found among people who take Omeprazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 89,908 people who have side effects while taking Omeprazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 577 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 gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 92,810 Omeprazole users)
Hair thinning has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,665 Hair thinning patients)
On Dec, 28, 2014: 89,890 people reported to have side effects when taking Omeprazole. Among them, 577 people (0.64%) have Hair Thinning.
Time on Omeprazole when people have Hair thinning * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair thinning||23.26%||9.30%||11.63%||13.95%||6.98%||9.30%||25.58% |
Gender of people who have Hair thinning when taking Omeprazole * :
|Hair thinning||83.51%||16.49% |
Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Omeprazole * :
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.20%||2.02%||3.85%||8.30%||13.97%||21.46%||50.20% |
Severity of Hair thinning when taking Omeprazole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair thinning||4.35%||52.17%||34.78%||8.70% |
How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (77 people, 13.34%)
- Hypertension (53 people, 9.19%)
- Depression (47 people, 8.15%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (43 people, 7.45%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (33 people, 5.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (90 people, 15.60%)
- Humira (74 people, 12.82%)
- Aspirin (65 people, 11.27%)
- Enbrel (65 people, 11.27%)
- Simvastatin (55 people, 9.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 months ago):
Naprosyn, Vicodin, Ativan and Prilosec are taken only on an as needed basis. Some of my symptoms are intermittent, and some are chronic. The though the medications may not completely rid me of a symptom (for example, depression or muscle pain), they do improve my condition enough to warrant their continued use. I'm much better off taking them than not.
The oral issues I'm having all began around the same time in the last year. I first noticed a sensitivity for spicy food I had never experienced. I can no longer use adult toothpaste because the minty flavors are so provinces as to cause pain. The gum irritation comes and goes as does the severity of the other oral pain I experience.
My hair loss I can describe as severe as it can be without having visible bald spots. Whereas I once had unusually thick hair (a ponytail of around 1.5 inches), I have lost so much that my ponytail now measures about .5 inches.
Sumac on Oct, 24, 2014:
I think a lot of you have disseminated histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is carried by bats.
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