Suboxone and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Ambien, and have Drug dependence . We study 14,030 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA. Among them, 61 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Suboxone

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 15,970 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

14,030 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone.
Among them, 61 people (0.43%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Suboxone cause Hair loss?

Time on Suboxone when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 57.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Suboxone *:

  • female: 51.72 %
  • male: 48.28 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Suboxone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 13.33 %
  • 30-39: 26.67 %
  • 40-49: 57.78 %
  • 50-59: 2.22 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Drug Dependence (19 people, 31.15%)
  • Staphylococcal Infection (10 people, 16.39%)
  • Eczema (10 people, 16.39%)
  • Depression (10 people, 16.39%)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (10 people, 16.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Ambien (14 people, 22.95%)
  • Zoloft (12 people, 19.67%)
  • Zofran (12 people, 19.67%)
  • Triamcinolone (12 people, 19.67%)
  • Lorazepam (11 people, 18.03%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Insomnia (22 people, 36.07%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (19 people, 31.15%)
  • Fatigue (17 people, 27.87%)
  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (15 people, 24.59%)
  • Back Pain (14 people, 22.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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