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Review: could Vagifem cause Hair loss?

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

We study 1,406 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.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,396 people reported to have side effects when taking Vagifem. Among them, 13 people (0.93%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.01% of all the 226,541 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Vagifem reports

Time on Vagifem 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%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Vagifem ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%50.00%50.00%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. Hepatitis c (2 people, 15.38%)
  2. Osteoporosis (1 people, 7.69%)
  3. Vulvovaginal dryness (1 people, 7.69%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (1 people, 7.69%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (1 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Synthroid (3 people, 23.08%)
  2. Valium (2 people, 15.38%)
  3. Singulair (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Premarin (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Peg-intron (2 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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