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Review: could Azathioprine cause Hair thinning (Hair loss)?

Summary: Hair thinning is found among people who take Azathioprine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Prednisone, and have Crohn's disease.

We study 14,253 people who have side effects while taking Azathioprine from FDA and social media. Among them, 136 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Azathioprine

Azathioprine has active ingredients of azathioprine sodium. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 14,444 Azathioprine users)

Hair thinning

Hair thinning has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair thinning patients)

On Mar, 6, 2015: 14,253 people reported to have side effects when taking Azathioprine. Among them, 136 people (0.95%) have Hair Thinning.

Trend of Hair thinning in Azathioprine reports

Time on Azathioprine when people have Hair thinning * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair thinning9.09%18.18%18.18%9.09%9.09%36.36%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair thinning when taking Azathioprine * :

FemaleMale
Hair thinning87.77%12.23%

Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Azathioprine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair thinning0.00%2.56%7.69%20.51%23.08%11.11%13.68%21.37%

Severity of Hair thinning when taking Azathioprine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair thinning40.00%60.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair thinning0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (36 people, 26.47%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (15 people, 11.03%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (14 people, 10.29%)
  4. Depression (12 people, 8.82%)
  5. Colitis ulcerative (10 people, 7.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (31 people, 22.79%)
  2. Humira (26 people, 19.12%)
  3. Prograf (20 people, 14.71%)
  4. Remicade (19 people, 13.97%)
  5. Prednisolone (16 people, 11.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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