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Review: could Paxil cause Hair loss?





Summary: 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 68,442 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 578 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Paxil

Paxil has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Paxil 70,267 users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Hair loss 41,549 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 68,437 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 578 people (0.84%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Paxil reports

Time on Paxil when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss7.32%29.27%12.20%12.20%14.63%17.07%7.32%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%5.13%3.61%16.92%32.89%21.67%19.77%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Paxil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss20.00%20.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (140 people, 24.22%)
  2. Pain (43 people, 7.44%)
  3. Anxiety (37 people, 6.40%)
  4. Breast cancer (33 people, 5.71%)
  5. Migraine (30 people, 5.19%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (105 people, 18.17%)
  2. Zometa (87 people, 15.05%)
  3. Aredia (73 people, 12.63%)
  4. Ativan (66 people, 11.42%)
  5. Neurontin (58 people, 10.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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