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 14,250 people who have side effects while taking Azathioprine from FDA and social media. Among them, 135 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.
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Azathioprine has active ingredients of azathioprine sodium. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 14,436 Azathioprine users)
Hair thinning has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,665 Hair thinning patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 14,250 people reported to have side effects when taking Azathioprine. Among them, 136 people (0.95%) have Hair Thinning.
Time on Azathioprine when people have Hair thinning * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair thinning||9.09%||18.18%||18.18%||9.09%||9.09%||36.36%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair thinning when taking Azathioprine * :
|Hair thinning||87.77%||12.23% |
Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Azathioprine * :
|Hair thinning||0.00%||2.56%||7.69%||20.51%||23.08%||11.11%||13.68%||21.37% |
Severity of Hair thinning when taking Azathioprine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair thinning||40.00%||60.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair thinning||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (36 people, 26.47%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (15 people, 11.03%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (14 people, 10.29%)
- Depression (12 people, 8.82%)
- Colitis ulcerative (10 people, 7.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (31 people, 22.79%)
- Humira (26 people, 19.12%)
- Prograf (20 people, 14.71%)
- Remicade (19 people, 13.97%)
- Prednisolone (16 people, 11.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
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