Review: could Victoza cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?
Summary: Alopecia is found among people who take Victoza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes. We study 12,138 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 80 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.
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Victoza has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 12,249 Victoza users)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Alopecia patients)
On May, 9, 2015: 12,138 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza. Among them, 79 people (0.65%) have Alopecia.
Time on Victoza when people have Alopecia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Victoza * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Victoza * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Victoza ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (55 people, 69.62%)
- Anxiety (4 people, 5.06%)
- Depression (2 people, 2.53%)
- Menopause hot flashes (1 people, 1.27%)
- Restlessness (1 people, 1.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (13 people, 16.46%)
- Actos (2 people, 2.53%)
- Omeprazole (2 people, 2.53%)
- Metformin (2 people, 2.53%)
- Fish oil (2 people, 2.53%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 year ago):
Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.
help on Apr, 9, 2014:
hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?
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