Review: could Prozac cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 38,623 people who take Prozac. Among them, 415 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prozac (latest outcomes from 41,953 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Prozac include depression, nausea, nausea aggravated, depression aggravated, fatigue.
Hair loss (latest reports from 221,398 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 37,381 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 399 people (1.07%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Prozac 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||0.00%||27.78%||5.56%||11.11%||33.33%||5.56%||16.67% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Prozac * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.31%||4.64%||6.19%||12.07%||21.98%||27.24%||27.55% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Prozac ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||7.69%||38.46%||46.15%||7.69% |
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 * :
- Depression (41 people, 10.28%)
- Anxiety (18 people, 4.51%)
- Hypertension (15 people, 3.76%)
- Osteoporosis (14 people, 3.51%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (14 people, 3.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (51 people, 12.78%)
- Prilosec (50 people, 12.53%)
- Aspirin (47 people, 11.78%)
- Premarin (42 people, 10.53%)
- Synthroid (42 people, 10.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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