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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 Tubulointerstitial 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 Sumatriptan 3,713 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 Hair loss 41,549 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 3,326 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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