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Review: could Victoza cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Victoza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

We study 12,073 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,083 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza. Among them, 79 people (0.65%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.03% of all the 226,534 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Victoza reports

Time on Victoza when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Victoza * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss92.00%8.00%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Victoza * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.12%12.50%29.69%54.69%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Victoza ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%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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  • From this study (7 days ago):

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

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

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