Review: could Vicodin cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 32,346 people who take Vicodin. Among them, 399 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,229 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain, pain relief by acupuncture. Commonly reported side effects of Vicodin include pain, pain exacerbated, nausea aggravated, nausea, stress and anxiety.
Hair loss (latest reports from 221,674 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 31,215 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 399 people (1.28%) 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||14.29%||21.43%||28.57%||21.43%||7.14%||7.14%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Vicodin * :
|Hair loss||83.78%||16.22% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Vicodin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.58%||15.53%||25.79%||24.21%||27.89% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Vicodin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||62.50%||37.50%||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 (58 people, 14.54%)
- Breast cancer (40 people, 10.03%)
- Depression (31 people, 7.77%)
- Back pain (28 people, 7.02%)
- Hypertension (26 people, 6.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (92 people, 23.06%)
- Aredia (81 people, 20.30%)
- Levaquin (78 people, 19.55%)
- Ambien (74 people, 18.55%)
- Neurontin (68 people, 17.04%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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significant hair loss for about 8 weeks now--am prescribed Hydrocodone APAP (sub for Norco) 325/10 for mod-severe low back pain and left trochanter pain (occasionally, from femur fracture 2010). Have been on physical therapy regime & take only as needed. Started taking Aug. of 2013 & still on it. No problem initially but last 8 wks, hair stylist mentioned "significant shedding" -- even lightly combing causes my once healthy hair to lose 15-20 hairs/day. No other reason than meds, as diet is excellent in all categories: protein, fruit, brown rice, chicken, yogurt, Whole Foods shopping, & I am very healthy, other than osteoporosis & current treatment for lumbar-sacral pain (for many yrs.). Am allergic to nothing.
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