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Review: could Symbicort cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Symbicort, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Spiriva, and have Asthma.

We study 20,767 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA and social media. Among them, 131 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Symbicort

Symbicort (latest outcomes from 21,350 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,678 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 20,779 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort. Among them, 131 people (0.63%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.06% of all the 226,601 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Symbicort reports

Time on Symbicort when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss25.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss90.78%9.22%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%2.54%0.00%2.54%33.05%12.71%49.15%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Symbicort ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%33.33%66.67%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. Asthma (59 people, 45.04%)
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (22 people, 16.79%)
  3. Osteoporosis (11 people, 8.40%)
  4. Osteopenia (7 people, 5.34%)
  5. Hypertension (6 people, 4.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Spiriva (35 people, 26.72%)
  2. Singulair (30 people, 22.90%)
  3. Albuterol (27 people, 20.61%)
  4. Aspirin (26 people, 19.85%)
  5. Lasix (16 people, 12.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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