Review: could Hydrocortisone cause Hair loss?
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 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 Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss 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)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Mar, 15, 2015: 13,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone. Among them, 73 people (0.54%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||57.14%||14.29%||0.00%||0.00%||28.57%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydrocortisone * :
|Hair loss||64.79%||35.21% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydrocortisone * :
|Hair loss||12.07%||3.45%||3.45%||1.72%||15.52%||18.97%||10.34%||34.48% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Hydrocortisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
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:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of LARIAM for a 68-year old woman with Malaria. The patient has Asthenia (weakness), Scar Revision (when the skin is injured from a cut or tears the body heals by forming scar tissue), Loss Of Hair
- A study of side effects of Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 46-year old woman with Depression. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Unisom for a 51-year old woman with Insomnia. The patient has Aging Changes In The Face, Menstruation Irregular, Hair Loss, Presbyopia (condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close)
- 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
Recent Hydrocortisone related drug comparison:
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