Could Hydrocortisone cause Alopecia - from FDA reports


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 Lasix, and have Asthma . We study 15,694 people who have side effects while taking Hydrocortisone from FDA. Among them, 85 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 16,768 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,107 Alopecia patients).

On Dec, 03, 2016

15,694 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone.
Among them, 85 people (0.54%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydrocortisone cause Alopecia?

Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 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 Hydrocortisone *:

  • female: 62.96 %
  • male: 37.04 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Hydrocortisone *:

  • 0-1: 10.29 %
  • 2-9: 2.94 %
  • 10-19: 2.94 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 11.76 %
  • 40-49: 14.71 %
  • 50-59: 19.12 %
  • 60+: 38.24 %

Severity of Alopecia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (10 people, 11.76%)
  • Triamcinolone (9 people, 10.59%)
  • Prednisone (9 people, 10.59%)
  • Lorazepam (8 people, 9.41%)
  • Dexamethasone (8 people, 9.41%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell (6 people, 7.06%)
  • Asthma (6 people, 7.06%)
  • Rashes (5 people, 5.88%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (29 people, 34.12%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (18 people, 21.18%)
  • Diarrhea (17 people, 20.00%)
  • Nausea (16 people, 18.82%)
  • Chest Pain (15 people, 17.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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