Polyethylene glycol 3350 and Hair loss - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Hair loss is found among people who take Polyethylene glycol 3350, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Polyethylene glycol 3350 and have Hair loss. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,512 people who have side effects when taking Polyethylene glycol 3350 from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can 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 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Jan, 24, 2023

1,512 people reported to have side effects when taking Polyethylene glycol 3350.
Among them, 8 people (0.53%) have Hair loss.

What is Polyethylene glycol 3350?

Polyethylene glycol 3350 has active ingredients of polyethylene glycol 3350. It is often used in constipation. eHealthMe is studying from 1,634 Polyethylene glycol 3350 users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Hair loss?

Hair loss is found to be associated with 3,703 drugs and 3,258 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Polyethylene glycol 3350 and Hair loss reports submitted per year:

Could Polyethylene glycol 3350 cause Hair loss?

Time on Polyethylene glycol 3350 when people have Hair loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Polyethylene glycol 3350 *:

  • female: 87.5 %
  • male: 12.5 %

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Polyethylene glycol 3350 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 12.5 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 62.5 %

Common drugs people take besides Polyethylene glycol 3350 *:

  1. Nexium: 3 people, 37.50%
  2. Lorazepam: 3 people, 37.50%
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide: 2 people, 25.00%
  4. Xenical: 2 people, 25.00%
  5. Furosemide: 2 people, 25.00%
  6. Famotidine: 2 people, 25.00%
  7. Effexor Xr: 2 people, 25.00%
  8. Diflucan: 2 people, 25.00%
  9. Cozaar: 2 people, 25.00%
  10. Claritin: 2 people, 25.00%

Common side effects people have besides Hair loss *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 3 people, 37.50%
  2. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection): 2 people, 25.00%
  3. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 2 people, 25.00%
  4. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect): 2 people, 25.00%
  5. Dysphemia (stammering or stuttering): 2 people, 25.00%
  6. Musculoskeletal Pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves): 2 people, 25.00%
  7. Mitral Valve Prolapse (heart's mitral valve doesn't work well): 2 people, 25.00%
  8. Mitral Valve Incompetence (inefficient heart valve): 2 people, 25.00%
  9. Marital Problem: 2 people, 25.00%
  10. Lymphoedema (localized fluid retention and tissue swelling): 2 people, 25.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Menopausal Symptoms: 2 people, 25.00%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol: 2 people, 25.00%
  3. Menopause (end of monthly cycles in women): 1 person, 12.50%
  4. High Blood Pressure: 1 person, 12.50%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1 person, 12.50%
  6. Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures): 1 person, 12.50%
  7. Diabetes: 1 person, 12.50%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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How to use the study?

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on polyethylene glycol 3350 (the active ingredients of Polyethylene glycol 3350) and Polyethylene glycol 3350 (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?

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