Review: could Yaz cause Alopecia?
Summary: Alopecia could be caused by Yaz, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Yasmin, and have Contraception.
We study people who have side effects while taking Yaz from FDA and social media. Among them, 96 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.
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Yaz (latest outcomes from 29,917 users) has active ingredients of drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol. It is often used in birth control.
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 226,665 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 0 people reported to have side effects when taking Yaz. Among them, 96 people have Alopecia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 226,561 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.
Time on Yaz when people have Alopecia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Yaz * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Yaz ** :
|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 * :
- Contraception (29 people, 30.21%)
- Acne (14 people, 14.58%)
- Anxiety (9 people, 9.38%)
- Polycystic ovaries (7 people, 7.29%)
- Urinary tract infection (7 people, 7.29%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Yasmin (34 people, 35.42%)
- Ibuprofen (9 people, 9.38%)
- Alprazolam (9 people, 9.38%)
- Lexapro (7 people, 7.29%)
- Prilosec (6 people, 6.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (4 years ago):
hair is not comming out in clumps, but it looks like it's breaking off. I'm now on my 3 month pack. hopefully, this changes.
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