Review: could Symbicort cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 20,737 people who take Symbicort. Among them, 131 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Symbicort (latest outcomes from 21,330 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Commonly reported side effects of Symbicort include breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, asthma, asthma aggravated, pneumonia.
Hair loss (latest reports from 223,042 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 15,917 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort. Among them, 131 people (0.82%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Symbicort 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||25.00%||75.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Symbicort * :
|Hair loss||90.78%||9.22% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Symbicort * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||2.54%||0.00%||2.54%||33.05%||12.71%||49.15% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Symbicort ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||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 * :
- Asthma (59 people, 45.04%)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (22 people, 16.79%)
- Osteoporosis (11 people, 8.40%)
- Osteopenia (7 people, 5.34%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 4.58%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Spiriva (35 people, 26.72%)
- Singulair (30 people, 22.90%)
- Albuterol (27 people, 20.61%)
- Aspirin (26 people, 19.85%)
- Lasix (16 people, 12.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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