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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 14,240 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

Azathioprine (latest outcomes from 14,431 users) has active ingredients of azathioprine sodium. It is often used in crohn's disease.

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Hair thinning

Hair thinning (latest reports from 41,550 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

Trend of Hair thinning reports

On Nov, 26, 2014: 14,240 people reported to have side effects when taking Azathioprine. Among them, 135 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 thinning10.00%10.00%20.00%10.00%10.00%40.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair thinning87.68%12.32%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair thinning0.00%2.59%7.76%20.69%23.28%10.34%13.79%21.55%

Severity of Hair thinning when taking Azathioprine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair thinning50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair thinning0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (35 people, 25.93%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (15 people, 11.11%)
  3. Systemic lupus erythematosus (14 people, 10.37%)
  4. Depression (12 people, 8.89%)
  5. Headache (10 people, 7.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (31 people, 22.96%)
  2. Humira (26 people, 19.26%)
  3. Prograf (20 people, 14.81%)
  4. Remicade (19 people, 14.07%)
  5. Prednisolone (16 people, 11.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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