Review: could Ranitidine cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 412 people who take Ranitidine. Among them, 5 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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Ranitidine (latest outcomes from 914 users) has active ingredients of ranitidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric ulcer. Commonly reported side effects of Ranitidine include nausea, fatigue, completed suicide, dizziness aggravated, dizziness.
Hair loss (latest reports from 221,324 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 8, 2014: 394 people reported to have side effects when taking Ranitidine. Among them, 5 people (1.27%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Ranitidine 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||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Ranitidine * :
|Hair loss||100.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Ranitidine * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||33.33% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Ranitidine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
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 * :
- Anxiety (2 people, 40.00%)
- Hypertensive heart disease (1 people, 20.00%)
- Arthritis (1 people, 20.00%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1 people, 20.00%)
- Diabetes (1 people, 20.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Citalopram (2 people, 40.00%)
- Centrum (2 people, 40.00%)
- Frontal (2 people, 40.00%)
- Frontal xr (2 people, 40.00%)
- Belara (2 people, 40.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am in my 40s and I work in college admissions. Ive never experienced migraines before and have been otherwise healthy. I fell hitting my head and was prescribed this medicine. Using this med had me in the hospital twice, I have severe hair loss, and what the er Dr says is syncope that makes me pass out. The Dr wants to try something new but look at me, in a profession where you're always in the public eye, almost bald and still suffering migraines.This is life altering but is being treated as , just one of those things...its depressing
From this study (4 days ago):
Still taking the medication. Don't know if the pain is a side effect.
From this study (5 days ago):
I have been on omeprazole for four days at first I felt very exhausted and sometimes dizzy now taking half of recommended dose of 20 mg also only taking 75 mg ranitidine instead of 300mg as I was getting dizzy and did not know which drug causing it. Generally not feeling well. I had been taking esomaprazole previously
which also made me feel quite unwell
Indarjani on Mar, 1, 2014:
I have paratyphus with salmonella 1/80 which supposed to be negative. At the same time i also suffer stomach ulcer so i take omeprazole and also antybiotic metilev levofloxacin 500 mg. Doctor has given me for 5days. Until 4 days, i feel no change significantly. However i hsve no fever so far and my tounge still white/dirty. Would you please gve me advice regarding this and during that time it is possible if i still work.? Sincerely thnks for your advice.
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