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Prednisone Related Alopecia

Official FDA Reports939
Social Media Events97
Active Ingredients
  • Prednisone
Additional Terms for Alopecia
  • Hair Loss
  • Thinning Hair
  • Hair Thinned
  • Hair Falling Out
  • Balding
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The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Milnacipran Hydrochloride


this did help but I stopped taking it. the side effects were horrible. I gained 49 lbs, thinning hair , break outs and moody..now I am 44 lbs lighter, break outs gone and hair is still thinner than it...

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... this drug. Definitely works - and usually fairly quickly to get into remission but makes me flat out CRAZY. In addition to bloat, increased appetite, insomnia, metallic taste, hairloss after I get f...

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didnt get too many side affects except hair loss , mood swings, and weight gain

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Mood swings, Alopecia, Depression, Insomnia, Irritability, Contusion

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 23, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Hairloss, insomnia, extreme fatigue, irritability, mood swings, depression, moonface, irregular menstural cycles, easily being bruised, shrinking waistline due to a change in fat distri...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tinnitus, Alopecia, Cushingoid, Dry mouth, Insomnia, Paraesthesia, Swelling, Weight increased, Contusion, Burning feet syndrome

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 22, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: thin skin, bruising, tinnitus, moon face, 50lb weight gain, insomnia, dry mouth, swelling, hair thinning, burning feet, tingling hands and feet. Still taking. only thing that works o...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Panic attack, Headache, Mood swings, Alopecia, Increased appetite, Acne, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 23, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... each time it would clear my lungs but then I would experience sever acne on my chest, back, shoulders and face, headaches, weight gain, increased appetite, mood swings, panic attacks, hair loss and da...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sinusitis, Inflammation, Alopecia, Acne, Arrhythmia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 27, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Helped for sinus inflammation better than anything else but only for few weeks.Now will take it for 20days. Side effects are hair loss,acne,racing heart.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hunger, Diabetes, Blindness, Alopecia, Sudden death, Death, Hypertension, White blood cell count, Contusion, Bone loss

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on December 12, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... if you find a better treat ment that doesn't include an earlier death let me know.oh and i have taken this drug coctail four 6 years.other side effects are ravinouse hunger,high blood pressure high c...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Agitation, Alopecia, Mood altered, Weight increased, Psychotic disorder

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on June 3, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... and dark everywhere. Now with my second transplant I put on 65 lbs, no break out and have been experiencing hair loss. The entire time I've been on it I have had major mood changes and agitation....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Cushingoid, Weight increased, Product taste abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 1, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... so swollen I couldn't fit in my shoes, and my toes looked like little sausages. Like any other medication there was side effects, of course moon face, weight gain, hair loss and horrible taste but I w...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flushing, Night sweats, Diabetes, Alopecia, Cushingoid, Weight increased, Adverse drug reaction, Menstruation irregular

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 2, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Weight gain, hair loss on head, but hair growing on face, major problems with my sleep patten, night sweets, round moon face, permanently have a red flushed face, problems with spots, ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Libido decreased, Congenital skin disorder, Mood swings, Alopecia, Acne, Depression, Hypertension

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 1, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Loss of sex drive, hair loss, acne, high blood pressure, skin problems, mood swings, depression

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Night sweats, Alopecia, Acne, Face oedema, Hair growth abnormal, Psychomotor hyperactivity

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 18, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Night sweats, slightly puffy face, thin skin, fluid in abdomen, acne, hair loss on head (10 - 20%) - some light hair growth on face! at high doses I sometimes feel a bit hyperactive. <...

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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.