Review: could Suboxone cause Hair loss?
We study 7,229 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Suboxone (latest outcomes from 8,254 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.
Hair loss (latest reports from 229,238 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Oct, 13, 2014: 7,220 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 36 people (0.50%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Suboxone 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||6.25%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||12.50%||81.25%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Suboxone * :
|Hair loss||35.29%||64.71% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Suboxone * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||11.11%||13.33%||75.56%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Suboxone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||40.00%||60.00%||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 * :
- Depression (25 people, 69.44%)
- Staphylococcal infection (25 people, 69.44%)
- Drug dependence (20 people, 55.56%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (18 people, 50.00%)
- Eczema (10 people, 27.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Crystal methamphetamine (26 people, 72.22%)
- Pristiq (26 people, 72.22%)
- Zoloft (26 people, 72.22%)
- Zyvox (25 people, 69.44%)
- Luvox cr (25 people, 69.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (9 months ago):
Symptoms getting old... Laxatives don't even work anymore, which is scary. I have no health insurance, self-pay for meds thru psychiatrist and have not had a medical physical in around 3-4 yrs. Have 7 yrs clean and sober, but wonder if previous alcoholism and long-term suboxone use have caused possible diabetes? I'm sick of peeing all night long, and always have to pee 30 min after I take sublingually, then again after another @45 minutes. Crazy. My hands look like lizards from being all dried out. Also, worried about the e-liquid I started 6-8 months ago being a diuretic? Symptoms became drastically worse after; however, I can at least BREATHE smoking it and don't want to stop!
From this study (3 years ago):
I have been taking suboxone since November of 2009. I started off taking 1
8/2 tablet twice a day, and have been steadily decreasing. About midway point, I switched to the film. Then 2 months ago, I switched to the 2/0.5 mg film because during my taper, I had been dividing the drug into smaller doses. At this time, I am taking the equivalent of 1/.0125 mg once a day as I continue to divide the film, now into fourths. For about 1 year, I have been having hair loss. My hair is about 1/3 the thickness it used to be. I can not say for sure, but I suspect the hair loss is associated with the the film
preparation of the drug. I am going to switch back to the tablet and see what happens. Of note, it would be of benefit to differentiate whether your respondents are taking the film or tablet preparation of this drug in the drop down menu.
preparation of the drug.
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