Review: could Vicodin cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.
We study 32,564 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 401 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Vicodin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 35,329 Vicodin users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 32,564 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 401 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||12.50%||18.75%||25.00%||18.75%||6.25%||18.75%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Vicodin * :
|Hair loss||83.86%||16.14% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Vicodin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.54%||15.45%||26.18%||24.08%||27.75% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Vicodin ** :
|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 * :
- Pain (60 people, 14.96%)
- Breast cancer (40 people, 9.98%)
- Depression (32 people, 7.98%)
- Back pain (28 people, 6.98%)
- Hypertension (26 people, 6.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (92 people, 22.94%)
- Aredia (81 people, 20.20%)
- Levaquin (78 people, 19.45%)
- Ambien (74 people, 18.45%)
- Ativan (69 people, 17.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
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From this study (2 months ago):
I had some hair thinning over the past 10+ years and was told it was due to HBP and medications. Since taking phentermine and topiramate for weight loss along with the other meds hair loss has tripled at a radical rate. I stopped taking topiramate about a month ago and still the hair keeps falling out. When will it stop and will my hair grow back. The doctor recommended 5% minoxidil along with the vitamins I'm taking. I've been taking 10,000 mcg. Biotin, Hair Skin & Nails, E and Fish oil (used to help reduce the cholesterol).
From this study (2 months ago):
I've been on vicodin for 8 plus years hair is coming out my tyroid shows slowoff and on in test vortisol low too allsytoms no sleep heart palppatations
From this study (3 months 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.
Sumac on Oct, 24, 2014:
I think a lot of you have disseminated histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is carried by bats.
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