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Review: could Pradaxa cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Pradaxa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 27,006 people who have side effects while taking Pradaxa from FDA and social media. Among them, 179 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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On Apr, 11, 2014: 27,011 people reported to have side effects when taking Pradaxa. Among them, 179 people (0.66%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.08% of all the 226,549 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Pradaxa reports

Time on Pradaxa when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss31.58%55.26%2.63%7.89%2.63%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss84.73%15.27%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.67%4.03%95.30%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Pradaxa ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

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. Atrial fibrillation (149 people, 83.24%)
  2. Hypertension (77 people, 43.02%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (37 people, 20.67%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (31 people, 17.32%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (19 people, 10.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (34 people, 18.99%)
  2. Fish oil (24 people, 13.41%)
  3. Lasix (24 people, 13.41%)
  4. Digoxin (23 people, 12.85%)
  5. Synthroid (19 people, 10.61%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I am on so many new drugs now since September and have noticed hair loss. You can see it on the floor each and every day. Even the beautician says that she can feel my hair is thinner. I have very thick, healthy hair. I am at a loss as to what is making me lose my hair and can only think of medication. I had a thyroid test and the doctor said my thyroid is "stone normal." What else could cause hair loss. HELP.

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