Review: could Sumatriptan cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Sumatriptan, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Sumatriptan succinate, and have Interstitial nephritis. We study 3,339 people who have side effects while taking Sumatriptan from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Sumatriptan has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 3,725 Sumatriptan users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Hair loss patients)
On Apr, 30, 2015: 3,339 people reported to have side effects when taking Sumatriptan. Among them, 22 people (0.66%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Sumatriptan 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||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Sumatriptan * :
|Hair loss||95.24%||4.76% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Sumatriptan * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||36.84%||0.00%||10.53%||31.58%||10.53%||10.53% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Sumatriptan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||50.00%||50.00%||0.00%||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 * :
- Tubulointerstitial nephritis (6 people, 27.27%)
- Crohn's disease (6 people, 27.27%)
- Migraine (5 people, 22.73%)
- Multiple sclerosis (2 people, 9.09%)
- Plantar fasciitis (2 people, 9.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Sumatriptan succinate (14 people, 63.64%)
- Propranolol (8 people, 36.36%)
- Prednisone (7 people, 31.82%)
- Sertraline hydrochloride (6 people, 27.27%)
- Cyclophosphamide (6 people, 27.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am in my 40s and I work in college admissions. Ive never experienced migraines before and have been otherwise healthy. I fell hitting my head and was prescribed this medicine. Using this med had me in the hospital twice, I have severe hair loss, and what the er Dr says is syncope that makes me pass out. The Dr wants to try something new but look at me, in a profession where you're always in the public eye, almost bald and still suffering migraines.This is life altering but is being treated as , just one of those things...its depressing
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