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Review: could Doxorubicin cause Hair loss?

We study 4,363 people who have side effects while taking Doxorubicin 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 (latest outcomes from 4,380 users) has active ingredients of doxorubicin hydrochloride. It is often used in multiple myeloma.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,238 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Oct, 31, 2014: 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 * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss88.24%11.76%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
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 ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

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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