Review: could Paxil cause Hair thinning?
Summary: Hair thinning could be caused by Paxil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Xanax, and have Depression.
We study 68,360 people who have side effects while taking Paxil from FDA and social media. Among them, 578 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.
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Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,170 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Hair thinning (latest reports from 226,570 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 68,212 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 226,450 people who have Hair Thinning on eHealthMe.
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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