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Review: could Pradaxa cause Hair loss?

We study 27,024 people who have side effects while taking Pradaxa from FDA and social media. Among them, 181 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Pradaxa

Pradaxa (latest outcomes from 27,250 users) has active ingredients of dabigatran etexilate mesylate. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 27,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Pradaxa. Among them, 181 people (0.67%) have Hair Loss.

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 loss30.00%55.00%5.00%7.50%2.50%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss84.88%15.12%

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%0.66%0.00%0.66%4.64%94.04%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Pradaxa ** :

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

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (150 people, 82.87%)
  2. Hypertension (77 people, 42.54%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (37 people, 20.44%)
  4. Hypothyroidism (31 people, 17.13%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (19 people, 10.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (34 people, 18.78%)
  2. Fish oil (24 people, 13.26%)
  3. Digoxin (24 people, 13.26%)
  4. Lasix (24 people, 13.26%)
  5. Synthroid (19 people, 10.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • i am still taking pradaxa. i didnt experience any real hair loss until just recently. i have been taking pradaxa since May.i have two visably balding spots in the front and my usually thick hair is starting to feel thinner.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

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