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Review: could Symbicort cause Hair loss?

We study 20,816 people who have side effects while taking Symbicort from FDA and social media. Among them, 132 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 21,421 users) has active ingredients of budesonide; formoterol fumarate dihydrate. It is often used in asthma.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,629 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 20,816 people reported to have side effects when taking Symbicort. Among them, 132 people (0.63%) 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 loss20.00%60.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss90.85%9.15%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%2.52%0.00%2.52%32.77%12.61%49.58%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Symbicort ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%25.00%75.00%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, 44.70%)
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (22 people, 16.67%)
  3. Osteoporosis (11 people, 8.33%)
  4. Hypertension (7 people, 5.30%)
  5. Osteopenia (7 people, 5.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Spiriva (35 people, 26.52%)
  2. Singulair (30 people, 22.73%)
  3. Albuterol (27 people, 20.45%)
  4. Aspirin (26 people, 19.70%)
  5. Xolair (16 people, 12.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 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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