Review: could Dapsone cause Alopecia?


Alopecia is found among people who take Dapsone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Levaquin, and have Convulsion . We study 4,106 people who have side effects while taking Dapsone from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Dapsone has active ingredients of dapsone. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Dapsone 4,246 users)


Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, erection problems (latest reports from 51,225 Alopecia patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

4,106 people reported to have side effects when taking Dapsone.
Among them, 49 people (1.19%) have Alopecia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Dapsone cause Alopecia?

Time on Dapsone when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Dapsone *:

  • female: 57.45 %
  • male: 42.55 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Dapsone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.86 %
  • 30-39: 11.43 %
  • 40-49: 22.86 %
  • 50-59: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 34.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Sinusitis (11 people)
  • Rash (11 people)
  • Pruritus (11 people)
  • Gastric Disorder (11 people)
  • Convulsion (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (20 people)
  • Levaquin (20 people)
  • Norvasc (15 people)
  • Prograf (14 people)
  • Tegretol (13 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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