Review: could Ranitidine cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Ranitidine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Amlodipine besylate, and have Diabetes.
We study 485 people who have side effects while taking Ranitidine from FDA and social media. Among them, 8 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Ranitidine has active ingredients of ranitidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 1,016 Ranitidine users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)
On Jan, 28, 2015: 485 people reported to have side effects when taking Ranitidine. Among them, 8 people (1.65%) 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||16.67%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Ranitidine * :
|Hair loss||83.33%||16.67% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Ranitidine * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||16.67%||0.00%||16.67%||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 * :
- Diabetes (2 people, 25.00%)
- Sleep disorder due to general medical condition, insomnia type (2 people, 25.00%)
- Hypertension (2 people, 25.00%)
- Ge reflux (2 people, 25.00%)
- Anxiety (2 people, 25.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Amlodipine besylate (2 people, 25.00%)
- Centrum (2 people, 25.00%)
- Synthroid (2 people, 25.00%)
- Frontal xr (2 people, 25.00%)
- Citalopram (2 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
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My son was born preterm weighing in at 5lbs. During his time in the NICU the doctors diagnosed him with acid reflux and started him on Ranitidine. One day prior to him leaving the NICU I was given a script to be filled for at home use. The dosage was suppose to be .375ml but instead the pharmacy filled it for 3.75ml (ten times the amount). This medication was suppose to be given two times a day. After 4 days of being given the higher dosage I noticed a huge difference in my son's behavior. His bowel movements became for frequent (about every 30 minutes), he wasn't as alert (he had this blank stare), and he began to vomit very often. He also had blood in his stool. He was readmitted into ICU after we found the mistake with the dosage and his stomach was pumped and IV's were inserted. He was monitored for 3 days and then released. The problem I have now is that no one has dealt with this kind of overdose and has no information for me to look for as far as long term side effects go.
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