Phentermine and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

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 - 2 years, also take medication Xanax, and have Weight decreased . We study 11,197 people who have side effects while taking Phentermine from FDA. Among them, 125 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Phentermine

Phentermine has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in weight loss. (latest outcomes from Phentermine 14,308 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

11,197 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine.
Among them, 125 people (1.12%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Phentermine cause Hair loss?

Time on Phentermine when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 94.96 %
  • male: 5.04 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.15 %
  • 20-29: 5.75 %
  • 30-39: 31.03 %
  • 40-49: 39.08 %
  • 50-59: 16.09 %
  • 60+: 6.9 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Weight Decreased (5 people, 4.00%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (4 people, 3.20%)
  • Depression (4 people, 3.20%)
  • Pain (3 people, 2.40%)
  • Weight Loss (2 people, 1.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (11 people, 8.80%)
  • Fastin (10 people, 8.00%)
  • Prozac (9 people, 7.20%)
  • Synthroid (8 people, 6.40%)
  • Premarin (6 people, 4.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Chest Pain (34 people, 27.20%)
  • Heart Palpitations (21 people, 16.80%)
  • Weakness (19 people, 15.20%)
  • Fatigue (16 people, 12.80%)
  • Nausea (14 people, 11.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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