Review: could Plavix cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Plavix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.
We study 67,311 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 333 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 67,311 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 333 people (0.49%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.15% of all the 226,534 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Plavix when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||7.69%||53.85%||7.69%||7.69%||23.08%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Plavix * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.35%||1.06%||3.89%||4.95%||15.90%||73.85% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Plavix ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (45 people, 13.51%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (35 people, 10.51%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (21 people, 6.31%)
- Depression (18 people, 5.41%)
- Cerebrovascular accident (16 people, 4.80%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (135 people, 40.54%)
- Lipitor (69 people, 20.72%)
- Lisinopril (52 people, 15.62%)
- Crestor (49 people, 14.71%)
- Toprol-xl (47 people, 14.11%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (8 months 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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