Review: could Vagifem cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Vagifem, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Synthroid, and have Hepatitis c. We study 1,422 people who have side effects while taking Vagifem from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Vagifem has active ingredients of estradiol. It is often used in vulvovaginal dryness. (latest outcomes from 1,505 Vagifem users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Hair loss patients)
On May, 14, 2015: 1,422 people reported to have side effects when taking Vagifem. Among them, 13 people (0.91%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Vagifem 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% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Vagifem * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Vagifem ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||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 * :
- Hepatitis c (2 people, 15.38%)
- Osteoporosis (1 people, 7.69%)
- Vulvovaginal dryness (1 people, 7.69%)
- Atrial fibrillation (1 people, 7.69%)
- Hypothyroidism (1 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Synthroid (3 people, 23.08%)
- Valium (2 people, 15.38%)
- Singulair (2 people, 15.38%)
- Premarin (2 people, 15.38%)
- Peg-intron (2 people, 15.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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