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Review: could Paxil cause Hair loss?

We study 68,395 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 (latest outcomes from 70,207 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Hair loss

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

On Jul, 15, 2014: 68,393 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 578 people (0.85%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.25% of all the 228,147 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

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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