Could Victoza cause Alopecia - from FDA reports


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, and have Type 2 diabetes . We study 22,798 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA. Among them, 142 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 Victoza 22,862 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,107 Alopecia patients).

On Nov, 23, 2016

22,798 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza.
Among them, 142 people (0.62%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Victoza cause Alopecia?

Time on Victoza when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 36.36 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.45 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Victoza *:

  • female: 90.3 %
  • male: 9.7 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Victoza *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.79 %
  • 30-39: 4.46 %
  • 40-49: 11.61 %
  • 50-59: 27.68 %
  • 60+: 54.46 %

Severity of Alopecia **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (12 people, 8.45%)
  • Levemir (5 people, 3.52%)
  • Lantus (5 people, 3.52%)
  • Novolog (4 people, 2.82%)
  • Lipitor (4 people, 2.82%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Victoza, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Type 2 Diabetes (88 people, 61.97%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weight Decreased (18 people, 12.68%)
  • Appetite - Decreased (12 people, 8.45%)
  • Diarrhea (11 people, 7.75%)
  • Nausea (10 people, 7.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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