Review: could Paxil cause Hair Loss?


Hair loss is found among people who take Paxil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 65,822 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 580 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 72,492 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, stress and anxiety, erection problems (latest reports from 47,536 Hair loss patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

65,822 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil.
Among them, 580 people (0.88%) have Hair Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Paxil cause Hair loss?

Time on Paxil when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 2.63 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.42 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.16 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.42 %
  • 10+ years: 7.89 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Paxil *:

  • female: 84.81 %
  • male: 15.19 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Paxil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.01 %
  • 20-29: 4.41 %
  • 30-39: 18.04 %
  • 40-49: 32.67 %
  • 50-59: 22.85 %
  • 60+: 18.04 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Paxil **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 16.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 16.67 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (135 people)
  • Pain (50 people)
  • Anxiety (45 people)
  • Breast Cancer (37 people)
  • Hypertension (34 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (103 people)
  • Zometa (94 people)
  • Aredia (77 people)
  • Ativan (71 people)
  • Lorazepam (60 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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