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Review: could Hydrocortisone cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?





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

We study 13,596 people who have side effects while taking Hydrocortisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone has active ingredients of hydrocortisone. It is often used in addison's disease. (latest outcomes from Hydrocortisone 13,791 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 Alopecia 41,550 patients)

On Dec, 9, 2014: 13,596 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone. Among them, 73 people (0.54%) have Alopecia.

Trend of Alopecia in Hydrocortisone reports

Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia57.14%14.29%0.00%0.00%28.57%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Hydrocortisone * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia64.79%35.21%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Hydrocortisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia12.07%3.45%3.45%1.72%15.52%18.97%10.34%34.48%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Hydrocortisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alopecia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rash (6 people, 8.22%)
  2. Non-small cell lung cancer (5 people, 6.85%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (4 people, 5.48%)
  4. Osteoporosis (4 people, 5.48%)
  5. Insomnia (3 people, 4.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vancomycin (11 people, 15.07%)
  2. Acetaminophen (9 people, 12.33%)
  3. Famotidine (8 people, 10.96%)
  4. Lasix (8 people, 10.96%)
  5. Prednisone (8 people, 10.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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