Review: could Paxil cause Hair thinning?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 68,191 people who take Paxil. Among them, 578 have Hair thinning. See who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,148 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Paxil include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, dizziness, anxiety aggravated.
Hair thinning (latest reports from 223,106 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 9, 2014: 68,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Paxil. Among them, 578 people (0.85%) have Hair Thinning. They amount to 0.26% of all the 222,218 people who have Hair Thinning.
Time on Paxil 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||7.32%||29.27%||12.20%||12.20%||14.63%||17.07%||7.32% |
Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Paxil * :
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.00%||5.13%||3.61%||16.92%||32.89%||21.67%||19.77% |
Severity of Hair thinning when taking Paxil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair thinning||20.00%||20.00%||40.00%||20.00% |
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 * :
- Depression (140 people, 24.22%)
- Pain (43 people, 7.44%)
- Anxiety (37 people, 6.40%)
- Breast cancer (33 people, 5.71%)
- Migraine (30 people, 5.19%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Xanax (105 people, 18.17%)
- Zometa (87 people, 15.05%)
- Aredia (73 people, 12.63%)
- Ativan (66 people, 11.42%)
- Neurontin (58 people, 10.03%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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