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Review: could Phentermine cause Hair loss?

We study 10,928 people who have side effects while taking Phentermine from FDA and social media. Among them, 115 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Phentermine

Phentermine (latest outcomes from 12,965 users) has active ingredients of phentermine hydrochloride. It is often used in obesity.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 10,928 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine. Among them, 115 people (1.05%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Phentermine reports

Time on Phentermine when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss7.14%42.86%7.14%21.43%14.29%7.14%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss94.87%5.13%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%1.16%3.49%31.40%43.02%16.28%4.65%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Phentermine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss30.77%46.15%15.38%7.69%

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. Weight loss (6 people, 5.22%)
  2. Depression (5 people, 4.35%)
  3. Weight control (2 people, 1.74%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 1.74%)
  5. Overweight (2 people, 1.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Pondimin (87 people, 75.65%)
  2. Redux (30 people, 26.09%)
  3. Xanax (13 people, 11.30%)
  4. Fastin (13 people, 11.30%)
  5. Phentermine hydrochloride (12 people, 10.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

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  • Also numbness and tingling in hands feet and legs

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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Still using drug no hair recovery.

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  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • Chest and back phentermine 1 dose
    Hair loss 10 months

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