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Review: could Dapsone cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?

Summary: Alopecia is found among people who take Dapsone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Levaquin, and have Convulsion.

We study 3,839 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 has active ingredients of dapsone. It is often used in dermatitis herpetiformis. (latest outcomes from 3,923 Dapsone users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Alopecia patients)

On Mar, 9, 2015: 3,839 people reported to have side effects when taking Dapsone. Among them, 48 people (1.25%) have Alopecia.

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 (4 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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