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Review: could Doxorubicin hydrochloride cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Doxorubicin hydrochloride, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Cyclophosphamide, and have Ovarian cancer.

We study 4,363 people who have side effects while taking Doxorubicin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Doxorubicin hydrochloride

Doxorubicin hydrochloride has active ingredients of doxorubicin hydrochloride. It is often used in multiple myeloma. (latest outcomes from 4,381 Doxorubicin hydrochloride users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)

On Apr, 19, 2015: 4,363 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxorubicin hydrochloride. Among them, 15 people (0.34%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Doxorubicin hydrochloride reports

Time on Doxorubicin hydrochloride when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Doxorubicin hydrochloride * :

Hair loss88.24%11.76%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Doxorubicin hydrochloride * :

Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%72.73%0.00%27.27%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Doxorubicin hydrochloride ** :


How people recovered from Hair loss ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Ovarian cancer (4 people, 26.67%)
  2. Dyspepsia (4 people, 26.67%)
  3. Osteoporosis (4 people, 26.67%)
  4. Arthralgia (3 people, 20.00%)
  5. Breast cancer (3 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cyclophosphamide (13 people, 86.67%)
  2. Taxotere (7 people, 46.67%)
  3. Fluorouracil (5 people, 33.33%)
  4. Xeloda (5 people, 33.33%)
  5. Femara (5 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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