Maxitrol and Hair loss - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


We study 900 people who have side effects when taking Maxitrol. Hair loss is found, especially among people who are female, 60+ old, also take Glucophage and have Diabetes.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Maxitrol and have Hair loss. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You may use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 700+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 26, 2023

900 people reported to have side effects when taking Maxitrol.
Among them, 16 people (1.78%) have Hair loss.

What is Maxitrol?

Maxitrol has active ingredients of dexamethasone; neomycin sulfate; polymyxin b sulfate. Currently, eHealthMe is studying from 909 Maxitrol users.

What is Hair loss?

Hair loss is found to be associated with 3,956 drugs and 3,391 conditions by eHealthMe. Currently, we are studying 258,011 people who have Hair loss.

Number of Maxitrol and Hair loss reports submitted per year:

Could Maxitrol cause Hair loss?

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

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 25 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Common drugs people take besides Maxitrol *:

  1. Prozac: 4 people, 25.00%
  2. Lyrica: 4 people, 25.00%
  3. Nexavar: 4 people, 25.00%
  4. Novorapid: 4 people, 25.00%
  5. Riboflavin: 4 people, 25.00%
  6. Pantoprazole: 4 people, 25.00%
  7. Glucophage: 4 people, 25.00%
  8. Diclofenac: 2 people, 12.50%
  9. Folic Acid: 2 people, 12.50%
  10. Elidel: 2 people, 12.50%

Common side effects people have besides Hair loss *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 9 people, 56.25%
  2. Skin Exfoliation (removal of the oldest dead skin cells): 8 people, 50.00%
  3. Face Injury: 6 people, 37.50%
  4. Nasal Discomfort: 6 people, 37.50%
  5. Itching: 6 people, 37.50%
  6. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 6 people, 37.50%
  7. Visual Impairment: 6 people, 37.50%
  8. Vision Blurred: 6 people, 37.50%
  9. Headache (pain in head): 6 people, 37.50%
  10. Breathing Difficulty: 6 people, 37.50%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 4 people, 25.00%
  2. Hepatocellular Carcinoma (liver cancer): 4 people, 25.00%
  3. Diabetes: 4 people, 25.00%
  4. Swelling Face: 2 people, 12.50%
  5. Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of spinal column): 2 people, 12.50%
  6. Psoriatic Arthropathy (inflammation of the skin and joints with kin condition which typically causes patches (plaques) of red, scaly skin to develop): 2 people, 12.50%
  7. Hypersensitivity: 2 people, 12.50%
  8. Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin resulting from direct irritation by an external agent or an allergic reaction to it): 2 people, 12.50%
  9. Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (long lasting type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood): 1 person, 6.25%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Maxitrol and have Hair loss?

Check whether Hair loss is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on dexamethasone; neomycin sulfate; polymyxin b sulfate (the active ingredients of Maxitrol) and Maxitrol (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 700+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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