Vyvanse and Alopecia areata - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Alopecia areata is reported only by a few people who take Vyvanse.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Vyvanse and have Alopecia areata. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 25,249 people who have side effects while taking Vyvanse from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

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 Sep, 21, 2023

25,249 people reported to have side effects when taking Vyvanse.
Among them, 5 people (0.02%) have Alopecia areata.

What is Vyvanse?

Vyvanse has active ingredients of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. eHealthMe is studying from 32,657 Vyvanse users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata (patchy baldness that typically begins with rapid hair loss) is found to be associated with 924 drugs and 477 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Vyvanse and Alopecia areata reports submitted per year:

Could Vyvanse cause Alopecia areata?

Gender of people who have Alopecia areata when taking Vyvanse *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Alopecia areata when taking Vyvanse *:

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

Common drugs people take besides Vyvanse *:

  1. Xolair: 1 person, 20.00%
  2. Singulair: 1 person, 20.00%
  3. Prozac: 1 person, 20.00%
  4. Nasonex: 1 person, 20.00%
  5. Lansoprazole: 1 person, 20.00%
  6. Kapvay: 1 person, 20.00%
  7. Intuniv: 1 person, 20.00%
  8. Claritin: 1 person, 20.00%
  9. Budesonide: 1 person, 20.00%
  10. Bricanyl: 1 person, 20.00%

Common side effects people have besides Alopecia areata *:

  1. Poor Quality Sleep: 2 people, 40.00%
  2. Weight Increased: 1 person, 20.00%
  3. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 1 person, 20.00%
  4. Inappropriate Affect: 1 person, 20.00%
  5. Heart Rate Increased: 1 person, 20.00%
  6. Headache (pain in head): 1 person, 20.00%
  7. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry): 1 person, 20.00%
  8. General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status): 1 person, 20.00%
  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1 person, 20.00%
  10. Gastric Disorder (disease of stomach): 1 person, 20.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 20.00%
  2. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (a childhood disorder described by the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders): 1 person, 20.00%
  3. Eosinophilic Esophagitis (Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that involves eosinophils, a type of white blood cell): 1 person, 20.00%
  4. Asthma: 1 person, 20.00%
  5. Anger: 1 person, 20.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Vyvanse and have Alopecia areata?

Check whether Alopecia areata 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 lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (the active ingredients of Vyvanse) and Vyvanse (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 600+ 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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