Review: could Phentermine cause Hair Loss?


Hair loss is found among people who take Phentermine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Pondimin, and have Depression . We study 10,852 people who have side effects while taking Phentermine from FDA and social media. Among them, 113 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Phentermine has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from Phentermine 13,420 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, stress and anxiety, erection problems (latest reports from 47,536 Hair loss patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

10,852 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine.
Among them, 113 people (1.04%) have Hair Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Phentermine cause Hair loss?

Time on Phentermine when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Phentermine *:

  • female: 94.5 %
  • male: 5.5 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Phentermine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.23 %
  • 20-29: 4.94 %
  • 30-39: 29.63 %
  • 40-49: 41.98 %
  • 50-59: 14.81 %
  • 60+: 7.41 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Phentermine **:

  • least: 23.08 %
  • moderate: 38.46 %
  • severe: 30.77 %
  • most severe: 7.69 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (27 people)
  • Weight Control (21 people)
  • High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides (21 people)
  • Anxiety Disorder (20 people)
  • Adhd (20 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Pondimin (78 people)
  • Xanax (29 people)
  • Redux (26 people)
  • Lexapro (22 people)
  • Crestor (21 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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