Hydrocortisone and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss 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 Rashes . We study 16,420 people who have side effects while taking Hydrocortisone from FDA. Among them, 93 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss 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 16,769 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Feb, 11, 2017

16,420 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone.
Among them, 93 people (0.57%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydrocortisone cause Hair loss?

Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 60 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Hydrocortisone *:

  • female: 62.92 %
  • male: 37.08 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Hydrocortisone *:

  • 0-1: 9.86 %
  • 2-9: 1.41 %
  • 10-19: 2.82 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 9.86 %
  • 40-49: 16.9 %
  • 50-59: 18.31 %
  • 60+: 40.85 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rashes (7 people, 7.53%)
  • Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell (6 people, 6.45%)
  • Asthma (6 people, 6.45%)
  • Metastatic Malignant Melanoma (4 people, 4.30%)
  • Insomnia (4 people, 4.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (10 people, 10.75%)
  • Lasix (10 people, 10.75%)
  • Triamcinolone (9 people, 9.68%)
  • Synthroid (9 people, 9.68%)
  • Acetaminophen (9 people, 9.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (32 people, 34.41%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (20 people, 21.51%)
  • Nausea (17 people, 18.28%)
  • Fatigue (17 people, 18.28%)
  • Chest Pain (17 people, 18.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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