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Review: could Percocet cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Percocet, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Pain.

We study 24,313 people who have side effects while taking Percocet from FDA and social media. Among them, 271 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Percocet

Percocet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 26,470 Percocet 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 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 24,308 people reported to have side effects when taking Percocet. Among them, 271 people (1.11%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Percocet reports

Time on Percocet when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss40.00%6.67%0.00%0.00%26.67%26.67%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.39%8.24%10.59%45.88%19.22%15.69%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Percocet ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

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. Pain (63 people, 23.25%)
  2. Depression (51 people, 18.82%)
  3. Eczema (40 people, 14.76%)
  4. Constipation (31 people, 11.44%)
  5. Migraine (29 people, 10.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (78 people, 28.78%)
  2. Vicodin (61 people, 22.51%)
  3. Aredia (59 people, 21.77%)
  4. Zometa (57 people, 21.03%)
  5. Neurontin (56 people, 20.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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