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Review: could Ranitidine cause Hair loss?

We study 460 people who have side effects while taking Ranitidine from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Ranitidine

Ranitidine (latest outcomes from 985 users) has active ingredients of ranitidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,409 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 458 people reported to have side effects when taking Ranitidine. Among them, 6 people (1.31%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.00% of all the 228,013 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Ranitidine reports

Time on Ranitidine when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss25.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss100.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%25.00%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Ranitidine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%75.00%25.00%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. Anxiety (2 people, 33.33%)
  2. Arthritis (1 people, 16.67%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (1 people, 16.67%)
  4. Heartburn (1 people, 16.67%)
  5. Hypertensive heart disease (1 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Citalopram (2 people, 33.33%)
  2. Centrum (2 people, 33.33%)
  3. Frontal (2 people, 33.33%)
  4. Frontal xr (2 people, 33.33%)
  5. Belara (2 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Hair is falling out, Not growing in well and breaking off

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Bystolic was effective in lowering my blood pressure. However, this drug has caused HORRIFIC problems for me. I have never had anything affect me so adversely. I believe that at first I was metabolizing it well, but after a couple of weeks I felt poisoned. It has been 5 months since I stopped taking it, and I believe I am finally coming out of it. I curse the day that I was foolish enough to ingest this substance.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I constantly have palpitations and breathlessness. Worse in the mornings. I have had a chest X-ray , ECG and blood tests and have no physical problems. I still exercise regularly . I feel tired a lot of the time

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