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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 3,328 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 has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from 3,714 Sumatriptan users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 3,328 people reported to have side effects when taking Sumatriptan. Among them, 22 people (0.66%) have Hair Loss.

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 loss50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss95.24%4.76%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%36.84%0.00%10.53%31.58%10.53%10.53%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Sumatriptan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Tubulointerstitial nephritis (6 people, 27.27%)
  2. Crohn's disease (6 people, 27.27%)
  3. Migraine (5 people, 22.73%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (2 people, 9.09%)
  5. Plantar fasciitis (2 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sumatriptan succinate (14 people, 63.64%)
  2. Propranolol (8 people, 36.36%)
  3. Prednisone (7 people, 31.82%)
  4. Sertraline hydrochloride (6 people, 27.27%)
  5. Cyclophosphamide (6 people, 27.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • 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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    Kart on Mar, 7, 2014:

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