Could Yaz cause Alopecia - from FDA reports


Summary

Alopecia is found among people who take Yaz, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Yasmin, and have Birth control . We study 37,878 people who have side effects while taking Yaz from FDA. Among them, 141 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 39,234 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 79,169 Alopecia patients).

On Dec, 19, 2016

37,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Yaz.
Among them, 141 people (0.37%) 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: 21.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.15 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.85 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.46 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Yaz *:

  • female: 95.74 %
  • male: 4.26 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Yaz *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 11.11 %
  • 20-29: 46.67 %
  • 30-39: 18.89 %
  • 40-49: 13.33 %
  • 50-59: 2.22 %
  • 60+: 7.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Birth Control (37 people, 26.24%)
  • Oral Contraception (22 people, 15.60%)
  • Acne (16 people, 11.35%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (10 people, 7.09%)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (9 people, 6.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Yasmin (45 people, 31.91%)
  • Ibuprofen (11 people, 7.80%)
  • Alprazolam (11 people, 7.80%)
  • Motrin (7 people, 4.96%)
  • Prilosec (6 people, 4.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (28 people, 19.86%)
  • Injury (26 people, 18.44%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (25 people, 17.73%)
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (24 people, 17.02%)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (23 people, 16.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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