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Review: could Sumatriptan cause Hair loss?

We study 3,316 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

Sumatriptan (latest outcomes from 3,701 users) has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,229 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 15, 2014: 3,313 people reported to have side effects when taking Sumatriptan. Among them, 21 people (0.63%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.01% of all the 228,153 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Sumatriptan reports

Time on Sumatriptan when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Sumatriptan * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss95.00%5.00%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Sumatriptan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%38.89%0.00%11.11%27.78%11.11%11.11%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Sumatriptan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (6 people, 28.57%)
  2. Tubulointerstitial nephritis (6 people, 28.57%)
  3. Migraine (4 people, 19.05%)
  4. Spondylitis (2 people, 9.52%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (2 people, 9.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sumatriptan succinate (14 people, 66.67%)
  2. Propranolol (8 people, 38.10%)
  3. Prednisone (7 people, 33.33%)
  4. Sertraline hydrochloride (6 people, 28.57%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (6 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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