Review: could Yaz cause Alopecia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 12, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 28,962 people who take Yaz. Among them, 96 have Alopecia. Find out who they are, when they have Alopecia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Yaz (latest outcomes from 29,912 users) has active ingredients of drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol. It is often used in birth control, over-the-counter birth control. Commonly reported side effects of Yaz include pain exacerbated, pain, acupuncture and pain, injury, stress and anxiety.
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 224,458 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 12, 2014: 28,962 people reported to have side effects when taking Yaz. Among them, 96 people (0.33%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 223,998 people who have Alopecia.
Time on Yaz when people have Alopecia * :
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Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Yaz * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Yaz ** :
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How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
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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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