Review: could Yaz cause Alopecia?


Summary

Alopecia is found among people who take Yaz, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Yasmin, and have Contraception . We study 36,987 people who have side effects while taking Yaz from FDA and social media. Among them, 228 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Yaz

Yaz has active ingredients of drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Yaz 37,968 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, heart palpitations (latest reports from 41,370 Alopecia patients).

On Jul, 23, 2016

36,987 people reported to have side effects when taking Yaz.
Among them, 228 people (0.62%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Yaz cause Alopecia?

Time on Yaz when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.39 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 30.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.35 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.39 %
  • 10+ years: 2.17 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Yaz *:

  • female: 95.15 %
  • male: 4.85 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Yaz *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.67 %
  • 20-29: 21.67 %
  • 30-39: 12.78 %
  • 40-49: 18.89 %
  • 50-59: 6.67 %
  • 60+: 38.33 %

Severity if Alopecia when taking Yaz **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 28.57 %
  • severe: 57.14 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Alopecia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Contraception (24 people)
  • Oral Contraception (18 people)
  • Hypertension (14 people)
  • Pain (12 people)
  • Acne (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Yasmin (28 people)
  • Synthroid (19 people)
  • Lipitor (16 people)
  • Ibuprofen (15 people)
  • Xanax (14 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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