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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 67,504 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.

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Plavix

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Plavix 69,430 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 Hair loss 41,549 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 67,492 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 333 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 loss7.69%53.85%7.69%7.69%23.08%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%3.89%4.95%15.90%73.85%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Plavix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

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, 13.51%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (35 people, 10.51%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (21 people, 6.31%)
  4. Depression (18 people, 5.41%)
  5. Cerebrovascular accident (16 people, 4.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (135 people, 40.54%)
  2. Lipitor (69 people, 20.72%)
  3. Lisinopril (52 people, 15.62%)
  4. Crestor (49 people, 14.71%)
  5. Toprol-xl (47 people, 14.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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