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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 12,127 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Victoza

Victoza has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 12,239 Victoza users)

Alopecia

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 42,705 Alopecia patients)

On Mar, 6, 2015: 12,127 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza. Among them, 79 people (0.65%) have Alopecia.

Trend of Alopecia in Victoza reports

Time on Victoza when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Victoza * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia92.00%8.00%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Victoza * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.12%12.50%29.69%54.69%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Victoza ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alopecia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (55 people, 69.62%)
  2. Anxiety (4 people, 5.06%)
  3. Depression (2 people, 2.53%)
  4. Menopause hot flashes (1 people, 1.27%)
  5. Restlessness (1 people, 1.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (13 people, 16.46%)
  2. Actos (2 people, 2.53%)
  3. Omeprazole (2 people, 2.53%)
  4. Metformin (2 people, 2.53%)
  5. Fish oil (2 people, 2.53%)

* 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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