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Review: could Cytoxan cause Hair loss?

We study 6,432 people who have side effects while taking Cytoxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 161 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Cytoxan

Cytoxan (latest outcomes from 6,491 users) has active ingredients of cyclophosphamide. It is often used in breast cancer.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,126 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 6,432 people reported to have side effects when taking Cytoxan. Among them, 161 people (2.50%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.07% of all the 228,034 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Cytoxan reports

Time on Cytoxan when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss12.50%81.25%6.25%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Cytoxan * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss89.63%10.37%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Cytoxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss1.41%4.93%0.00%3.52%14.79%50.70%14.08%10.56%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Cytoxan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (57 people, 35.40%)
  2. Metastases to bone (44 people, 27.33%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (19 people, 11.80%)
  4. Autoimmune thyroiditis (16 people, 9.94%)
  5. Anxiety (16 people, 9.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (76 people, 47.20%)
  2. Zometa (76 people, 47.20%)
  3. Adriamycin pfs (72 people, 44.72%)
  4. Taxol (55 people, 34.16%)
  5. Taxotere (43 people, 26.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Bystolic was effective in lowering my blood pressure. However, this drug has caused HORRIFIC problems for me. I have never had anything affect me so adversely. I believe that at first I was metabolizing it well, but after a couple of weeks I felt poisoned. It has been 5 months since I stopped taking it, and I believe I am finally coming out of it. I curse the day that I was foolish enough to ingest this substance.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I started taking Zyclara as a topical ointment on my back to treat Basil Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer. It worked in removing the cancer. However, the process has been most difficult. It has been 8 months since I started the 6 week process, and I still am losing my hair, have severe diarhea, and the doctors can not find anything wrong with me. They found Candida in the beginning and treated that, they found some small ulcers in my small intestin. I have been cleared of Crohns, Celiac disease, just about everything you could think of. I am still fighting an uphill battle to stop the diarhea, hair loss, and stomach cramping. IBS is another thing I was diagnosed with after the candida cleared.

    Reply

    O&O on Jul, 25, 2014:

    You may have seen from my other posts that I am a lawyer in Ontario, Canada who has been speaking with a number of people who have suffered side-effects from Aldara, so I can get the word out through the media about this medication.

    Your symptoms sound just terrible. I may not be able to help you if you are not in Canada somewhere, but I may be able to find a lawyer for you in your area if you are interested in contacting me: aoakley@oakleylegal.com

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