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Review: could Sumatriptan cause Hair loss?
We study 3,322 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 (latest outcomes from 3,705 users) has active ingredients of sumatriptan succinate. It is often used in migraine.
Hair loss (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Sep, 14, 2014: 3,319 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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From this study (2 months ago):
My most severe symptoms would be the shortness of breath, muscle weakness and this chronic pain under my left rib that goes around to my back and up to my shoulder blade. Occasionally that pain will go to my left chest, clavicle and jaw. But all of my pain is on the left side. I have degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis too. Chronic headaches are dizziness are awful and debilitating.
From this study (6 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
Kart on Mar, 7, 2014:
Hi I'm male, 24, of Sri Lankan origin but born and raised in the United Kingdom, I'm adding these details as it was requested when attempting to reply to you.
My question is was this on Modafinil/Provigil/Nuvigil and if so which one please?
The comment below you is talking about statin which is a cholesterol reducing drug, so was wondering whether you were talking about the same. Thanks in advance.
From this study (11 months ago):
Mild autoimmune disorder, possibly lupus
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