Symbicort and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Symbicort, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Spiriva, and have Asthma . We study 38,862 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA. Among them, 289 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Symbicort

Symbicort has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma. (latest outcomes from Symbicort 40,264 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Feb, 18, 2017

38,862 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort.
Among them, 289 people (0.74%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Symbicort cause Hair loss?

Time on Symbicort when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 44.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Symbicort *:

  • female: 84.51 %
  • male: 15.49 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Symbicort *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.96 %
  • 20-29: 2.2 %
  • 30-39: 5.73 %
  • 40-49: 23.35 %
  • 50-59: 18.94 %
  • 60+: 45.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Asthma (120 people, 41.52%)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (50 people, 17.30%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (24 people, 8.30%)
  • High Blood Pressure (22 people, 7.61%)
  • Osteoporosis (17 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Spiriva (62 people, 21.45%)
  • Singulair (59 people, 20.42%)
  • Albuterol (37 people, 12.80%)
  • Xolair (33 people, 11.42%)
  • Aspirin (26 people, 9.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (70 people, 24.22%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (68 people, 23.53%)
  • Dizziness (49 people, 16.96%)
  • Nausea (44 people, 15.22%)
  • Headache (43 people, 14.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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