Review: could Suboxone cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 7,047 people who take Suboxone. Among them, 36 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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Suboxone (latest outcomes from 8,150 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal, addiction. Commonly reported side effects of Suboxone include insomnia, insomnia exacerbated, convulsion prophylaxis, convulsion, suicidal ideation.
Hair loss (latest reports from 223,910 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 14, 2014: 6,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 35 people (0.52%) 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||34.00%||66.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Suboxone * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||11.36%||13.64%||75.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Suboxone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||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, 71.43%)
- Staphylococcal infection (25 people, 71.43%)
- Drug dependence (20 people, 57.14%)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (18 people, 51.43%)
- Eczema (10 people, 28.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Crystal methamphetamine (26 people, 74.29%)
- Pristiq (26 people, 74.29%)
- Zoloft (26 people, 74.29%)
- Zyvox (25 people, 71.43%)
- Luvox cr (25 people, 71.43%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have been taking suboxone since November of 2009. I started off taking 1
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