Folliculitis and drugs of ingredients of levonorgestrel - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Summary:

Folliculitis is found among people who take drugs with ingredients of levonorgestrel, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drugs for 5 - 10 years. This phase IV clinical study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 212,709 people who have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of levonorgestrel from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Drug(s) considered in the study (i.e. both brand name and generic drugs): Athentia next, Fallback solo, Her style, Jadelle, Kyleena, Levonorgestrel, Liletta, Mirena, Norplant, Norplant ii, Norplant system in plastic container, Opcicon one-step, Plan b, Plan b one-step, Skyla.

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 Aug, 18, 2022

212,709 people reported to have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of levonorgestrel.
Among them, 29 people (0.01%) have Folliculitis


What is Folliculitis?

Folliculitis (infection of hair root) is found to be associated with 1,354 drugs and 930 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could drugs with ingredients of levonorgestrel cause Folliculitis?

Time on drugs with ingredients of levonorgestrel when people have Folliculitis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.57 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 42.86 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Folliculitis when taking drugs with ingredients of levonorgestrel *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Folliculitis when taking drugs with ingredients of levonorgestrel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.17 %
  • 20-29: 41.67 %
  • 30-39: 12.5 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 8.33 %

Conditions people have *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 10 people, 34.48%
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 10 people, 34.48%
  3. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 10 people, 34.48%
  4. Psoriasis (immune-mediated disease that affects the skin): 10 people, 34.48%
  5. Dry Mouth: 10 people, 34.48%
  6. Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer): 10 people, 34.48%
  7. Stress And Anxiety: 10 people, 34.48%
  8. Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine): 2 people, 6.90%
  9. Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation): 1 person, 3.45%
  10. Hereditary Angioedema (recurrent episodes of severe swelling): 1 person, 3.45%

Other drugs people take *:

  1. Actemra: 10 people, 34.48%
  2. Orencia: 10 people, 34.48%
  3. Soriatane: 10 people, 34.48%
  4. Restasis: 10 people, 34.48%
  5. Advil: 1 person, 3.45%
  6. Aldactone: 1 person, 3.45%
  7. Buspirone Hcl: 1 person, 3.45%
  8. Concerta: 1 person, 3.45%
  9. Entyvio: 1 person, 3.45%
  10. Gilenya: 1 person, 3.45%

Other side effects people have besides Folliculitis *:

  1. Nausea And Vomiting: 14 people, 48.28%
  2. Weight Increased: 13 people, 44.83%
  3. Joint Pain: 12 people, 41.38%
  4. Hot Flush (sudden feelings of heat): 11 people, 37.93%
  5. Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx): 11 people, 37.93%
  6. Pain: 10 people, 34.48%
  7. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 10 people, 34.48%
  8. Bacterial Infection: 10 people, 34.48%
  9. Blister (small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin caused by forceful rubbing (friction), burning, freezing, chemical exposure): 10 people, 34.48%
  10. Blood Pressure Diastolic Decreased: 10 people, 34.48%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.


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 levonorgestrel. All drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. brand name and generic drugs) are 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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