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Review: could Plavix cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Plavix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 67,523 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 334 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Plavix

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 69,450 Plavix 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: 67,511 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 334 people (0.49%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Plavix reports

Time on Plavix when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss7.14%57.14%7.14%7.14%21.43%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.35%1.06%3.87%4.93%15.85%73.94%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Plavix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%60.00%0.00%40.00%

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. Hypertension (45 people, 13.47%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (35 people, 10.48%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (21 people, 6.29%)
  4. Depression (18 people, 5.39%)
  5. Cerebrovascular accident (16 people, 4.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (135 people, 40.42%)
  2. Lipitor (69 people, 20.66%)
  3. Lisinopril (52 people, 15.57%)
  4. Crestor (49 people, 14.67%)
  5. Toprol-xl (47 people, 14.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
  • How many/what percentage of older males who have had a stroke, have another while taking uloric?
    Concerned as my Rheumatologist wants me to start using Uloric40 mg and while I see that their is a relatively small incidence of stroke occurring (unless you are part of the "small" group); I have been unable to locate statistics for those previous stroke patients that are now using or have used Uloric, and had another stroke.
  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
  • Do others have thigh pain taking plavix (1 answer)
    I have been on plavix for 3 yrs and have thigh pain and weakness plus unstable gait and I want to go off plavix to see if that is the cuprit
  • Is it safe to take both at the same time
    tom had stents placed 1 1/2 ago ,,,,was only on Amlodipine Besylate 10 mg 1x a day ......and plavix and Ranitdine for heartburn... He just went to the DR and they told him to take losartan 1 time a day 50mg....Tom thought they said liptor ,,,,I recalling the Dr to make sure since I was not there at the time of this visit ,,,,,any suggestions if both high blood pressure med's are taken at the same time

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • since taking the drug for three years now, all my body hair, chest, arms, under arms, legs is gone. Some hair remains in my crotch, but my beard has thinned and so has my head hair.

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