Pradaxa and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Pradaxa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 51,291 people who have side effects while taking Pradaxa from FDA. Among them, 271 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Pradaxa

Pradaxa has active ingredients of dabigatran etexilate mesylate. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Pradaxa 51,954 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,240 Hair loss patients).

On Feb, 26, 2017

51,291 people reported to have side effects when taking Pradaxa.
Among them, 271 people (0.53%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pradaxa cause Hair loss?

Time on Pradaxa when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 21.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 68.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 6.25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Pradaxa *:

  • female: 85.6 %
  • male: 14.4 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Pradaxa *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.56 %
  • 40-49: 1.69 %
  • 50-59: 2.82 %
  • 60+: 94.92 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (183 people, 67.53%)
  • High Blood Pressure (77 people, 28.41%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (48 people, 17.71%)
  • Hypothyroidism (26 people, 9.59%)
  • Stroke (25 people, 9.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (27 people, 9.96%)
  • Synthroid (20 people, 7.38%)
  • Fish Oil (20 people, 7.38%)
  • Multaq (18 people, 6.64%)
  • Lipitor (18 people, 6.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Itching (23 people, 8.49%)
  • Fatigue (23 people, 8.49%)
  • Head Injury (18 people, 6.64%)
  • Rashes (15 people, 5.54%)
  • Nausea (15 people, 5.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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