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Review: could Vicodin cause Hair loss?
We study 32,541 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 400 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,296 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.
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: 32,536 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 400 people (1.23%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Vicodin 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||13.33%||20.00%||26.67%||20.00%||6.67%||13.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Vicodin * :
|Hair loss||83.82%||16.18% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Vicodin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.56%||15.49%||25.98%||24.15%||27.82% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Vicodin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||55.56%||44.44%||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 * :
- Pain (59 people, 14.75%)
- Breast cancer (40 people, 10.00%)
- Depression (32 people, 8.00%)
- Back pain (28 people, 7.00%)
- Hypertension (26 people, 6.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (92 people, 23.00%)
- Aredia (81 people, 20.25%)
- Levaquin (78 people, 19.50%)
- Ambien (74 people, 18.50%)
- Ativan (69 people, 17.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 week ago):
Naprosyn, Vicodin, Ativan and Prilosec are taken only on an as needed basis. Some of my symptoms are intermittent, and some are chronic. The though the medications may not completely rid me of a symptom (for example, depression or muscle pain), they do improve my condition enough to warrant their continued use. I'm much better off taking them than not.
The oral issues I'm having all began around the same time in the last year. I first noticed a sensitivity for spicy food I had never experienced. I can no longer use adult toothpaste because the minty flavors are so provinces as to cause pain. The gum irritation comes and goes as does the severity of the other oral pain I experience.
My hair loss I can describe as severe as it can be without having visible bald spots. Whereas I once had unusually thick hair (a ponytail of around 1.5 inches), I have lost so much that my ponytail now measures about .5 inches.
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.
From this study (5 months ago):
All lesions necrosis
I live in chronic pain and fatigue
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