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Review: could Symbicort cause Hair loss?

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 20,868 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA and social media. Among them, 133 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 21,466 Symbicort 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 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 13, 2015: 20,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort. Among them, 133 people (0.64%) have Hair Loss.

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 loss16.67%50.00%16.67%16.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss90.21%9.79%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%2.50%0.00%2.50%32.50%12.50%50.00%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Symbicort ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%20.00%80.00%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. Asthma (59 people, 44.36%)
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (22 people, 16.54%)
  3. Osteoporosis (11 people, 8.27%)
  4. Hypertension (7 people, 5.26%)
  5. Osteopenia (7 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Spiriva (35 people, 26.32%)
  2. Singulair (30 people, 22.56%)
  3. Albuterol (27 people, 20.30%)
  4. Aspirin (27 people, 20.30%)
  5. Xolair (16 people, 12.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
  • I have been on amlodipine for approximately 3 months and have had terrible swelling in my legs and ankles along with pain and itching. should i be taken off this medication?
    I was previously taking Propranolol for blood pressure which didn't bother me at all, but last year I developed a breathing problem and was given Symbicort to help get rid of wheezing. The Symbicort and Propranolol don't mesh well so I was then put on Amlodipine. The swelling, pain and itching occurred right away. I asked the pharmacist about it and also my doctor and they both said a small percentage of people have this problem on this medication. I have tried many times to get my doctor to take me off of this medication but he insists it is best for me, but I disagree. I really don't want to have this problem for the rest of my life and I also won't have any skin left on my legs from the scratching, not to mention the pain that accompanies the swelling which seem to creep up to my knees and thighs and sometimes is so painful I just go to bed to lay down and hopefully the hydroclorithiazide will remove some of this water so that pain will go away. The doctor also doubled my dose of Losartin and Hydroclorithiazide. I'm up about 4-6 times a night going to the bathroom so it also interrupts my sleep. Is anyone else having this problem. I would prefer to go back on the Propranolol and get something other than Symbicort that won't interact with each other. Then I won't have pain and itching all the time. Does anyone have any input on this. I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks. Debbie CB
  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
  • Am taking symbicort for copd, woke up with sinus discomfort, can i use fluticasone nasal spray (1 answer)
    Developing sinus infection. Can I use fluticasone nasal spray
  • How do you deal with constipation from symbicort
    only started after using inhaler tube, was on flovent prior to this. helps breathing but clearly not bowels. doctor says it cannot be due to symbicort but it is only new med.anyone else? how did you stop it?

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • started losing hair about 3 months after starting Symbicort

    Reply

  • From this study (10 months ago):

  • I have had severe loss/thinning of hair over this last year, and it seems to be getting worse over the last 6 months. I lose an inordinate amount of hair whenever I brush, comb, or shampoo my hair.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I have been taking symbicort inhaler for 6 months and all of a sudden IM BALD !!

    Reply

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