Review: could Vicodin cause Hair loss?
We study 32,524 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 399 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Vicodin (latest outcomes from 35,278 users) has active ingredients of acetaminophen; hydrocodone bitartrate. It is often used in pain.
Hair loss (latest reports from 228,231 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Jul, 13, 2014: 32,522 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 399 people (1.23%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.18% of all the 227,949 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
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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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 (2 months ago):
All lesions necrosis
I live in chronic pain and fatigue
From this study (6 months ago):
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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