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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 227,913 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 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 228,167 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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