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Related topic: Dapsone, Alopecia

Review: could Dapsone cause Alopecia?

Summary: Alopecia could be caused by Dapsone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Levaquin, and have Convulsion.

We study 3,827 people who have side effects while taking Dapsone from FDA and social media. Among them, 48 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Dapsone

Dapsone (latest outcomes from 3,910 users) has active ingredients of dapsone. It is often used in dermatitis herpetiformis.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 226,721 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 3,819 people reported to have side effects when taking Dapsone. Among them, 48 people (1.26%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.02% of all the 226,415 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Alopecia in Dapsone reports

Time on Dapsone when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Dapsone * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia57.45%42.55%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Dapsone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.00%2.94%14.71%23.53%26.47%32.35%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Dapsone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (11 people, 22.92%)
  2. Pruritus (11 people, 22.92%)
  3. Nervousness (11 people, 22.92%)
  4. Asthma (11 people, 22.92%)
  5. Gastric disorder (11 people, 22.92%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levaquin (20 people, 41.67%)
  2. Singulair (20 people, 41.67%)
  3. Aspirin (14 people, 29.17%)
  4. Norvasc (14 people, 29.17%)
  5. Tegretol (13 people, 27.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Lori Hirsch (3 years ago):

After 2 yrs on Dapsone my granuloma annulare is all gone so we stopped the Dapsone as per my dermalogist at least for now. I have had hair loss from this med anyone else and did it grow back or stopped the hair loss once discontinued?
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  • oneli on May, 25, 2012:

    my 5 year old daughter has been on dapsone since 15th december 2011 due to ITP. before started on dapsone she was treated with prednisolone for 03 months. since february 2012 she has been having hair loss (about 200 hair every day). her platelets are still low and she bruises easily. i am really worried thinking she is going to be bald one day. please tell me is it to do with dapsone ?

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