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 13,599 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 has active ingredients of hydrocortisone. It is often used in addison's disease. (latest outcomes from 13,794 Hydrocortisone users)
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, 21, 2015: 13,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone. Among them, 73 people (0.54%) have Alopecia.
Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Alopecia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Hydrocortisone * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Hydrocortisone * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Hydrocortisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rash (6 people, 8.22%)
- Non-small cell lung cancer (5 people, 6.85%)
- Hypothyroidism (4 people, 5.48%)
- Osteoporosis (4 people, 5.48%)
- Insomnia (3 people, 4.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vancomycin (11 people, 15.07%)
- Acetaminophen (9 people, 12.33%)
- Famotidine (8 people, 10.96%)
- Lasix (8 people, 10.96%)
- Prednisone (8 people, 10.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Topiramate for a 43-year old woman with Migraine With Aura. The patient has Dizziness, Burning Sensation, Feeling Cold, Dry Mouth, Hyperthermia (body temperature greatly above normal), Hair Texture Abnormal, Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Abilify for a 31-year old woman with Psychosis. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of drug interactions between Vitamin D, Fludrocortisone Acetate, Gabapentin, Lorazepam, Hydrocortisone, Norco, Duloxetine Hydrochloride, Metoprolol Succinate, Levothyroxine Sodium for a 43-year old woman with C4 Level, Addison's Disease, Pain, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Tachycardia, Hypothyroidism. The patient has Lactation - Abnormal
- A study of side effects of Lyrica for a 42-year old woman with Neuropathy. The patient has Hair Loss, Nail Toxicity (nail damaged due to toxin)
- A study of side effects of Cisplatin for a 51-year old woman with Anal Cancer Stage Iv. The patient has Hair Loss
Recent Hydrocortisone related drug comparison:
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