Review: could Suboxone cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Crystal methamphetamine, and have Depression.
We study 7,270 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 has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from 8,295 Suboxone users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 7,259 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 (3 years ago):
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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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