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Review: could Phentermine cause Hair loss?

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 - 6 months, also take medication Pondimin, and have Weight loss.

We study 10,991 people who have side effects while taking Phentermine from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 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 obesity. (latest outcomes from 13,025 Phentermine 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 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 12, 2015: 10,991 people reported to have side effects when taking Phentermine. Among them, 117 people (1.06%) 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 loss6.25%37.50%6.25%25.00%18.75%6.25%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss94.96%5.04%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%1.14%4.55%30.68%42.05%17.05%4.55%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Phentermine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss26.67%40.00%26.67%6.67%

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 (7 people, 5.98%)
  2. Depression (6 people, 5.13%)
  3. Hair loss in women (2 people, 1.71%)
  4. Weight control (2 people, 1.71%)
  5. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (2 people, 1.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Pondimin (87 people, 74.36%)
  2. Redux (30 people, 25.64%)
  3. Fastin (13 people, 11.11%)
  4. Xanax (13 people, 11.11%)
  5. Phentermine hydrochloride (12 people, 10.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I took Phentermine in 1990. At the time I only had about 20 pounds to lose. I actually lost 30. When I stopped taking it, it was like someone opened a "fat door". The weight started coming back even though I did everything exactly the same as when I was on the drug. In six months I had gained 120 pounds. To this day, I cannot get it off no matter what I do. I have been called a liar by several doctors, and have tried every diet known to man. In addition I spend three years with a personal trainer. Nothing has worked.
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    I have been taking the drug Metformin Hydrochloride for about 5 months and definitely find that I am losing hair which is a problem I have never experienced. Always had the healthiest hair, no problems. Well, I am finding that I am losing lair significantly and feel that the manufacturer of this drug should post that this is a side effect as so many have been complaining of the same side effect. I also began having problems with my teeth and always prided myself of having great teeth with no problems. I also understand that if there is a deficiency of Vitamin B12 that this together with taking this drug can cause these issues of hair loss and mouth/teeth problems. Again; I feel this should be totally and more readily informed to anyone taking this drug. I don't feel that anyone should have to give up things important to them to maintain a healthy way of living...I am going to see my physician and discuss what other options that may exist as I am not feeling very comfortable with this drug and the side effects I am experiencing.
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    I used Phentermine for a few months prior to my wedding in December 2013. I ceased taking the phentermine in December 2013 after my honeymoon. In January 2014 my husband and I conceived a baby boy. This was our first child together and we and our families and friends were elated with excitement. At 9 months I had my first ultrasound where you can clearly see our baby's skull was not closed. The on/gyne who took the ultrasound did not diagnose the anencephaly or alert us, instead he referred us to the maternal fetal department at our local hospital. A month later I had another ultrasound performed at the maternal fetal department and was immediately informed and shown that our baby has anencephaly and an abortion was required. The only medication I took prior to pregnancy was phentermine prescribed by my primary care provider. I believe the phentermine is chemically composed similar to Adderral and should have the same warnings. I also believe phentermine causes a mother to be anemic and unable to provide a baby en utero the necessary nutrition for healthy growth. Had I been informed of the risk, I would never have taken this medication. Our baby died at 14 weeks after we were forced through the anguish and torturous of a late term abortion which is against our beliefs. I am now pregnant again, this time with a healthy baby.
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I had some hair thinning over the past 10+ years and was told it was due to HBP and medications. Since taking phentermine and topiramate for weight loss along with the other meds hair loss has tripled at a radical rate. I stopped taking topiramate about a month ago and still the hair keeps falling out. When will it stop and will my hair grow back. The doctor recommended 5% minoxidil along with the vitamins I'm taking. I've been taking 10,000 mcg. Biotin, Hair Skin & Nails, E and Fish oil (used to help reduce the cholesterol).

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Also numbness and tingling in hands feet and legs

    Reply

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • Still using drug no hair recovery.

    Reply

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