Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 8,268 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA. Among them, 108 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

Hydroxychloroquine sulfate has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Hydroxychloroquine sulfate 8,852 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 Jan, 28, 2017

8,268 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate.
Among them, 108 people (1.31%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Hydroxychloroquine sulfate cause Hair loss?

Time on Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate *:

  • female: 94.12 %
  • male: 5.88 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.56 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 15.56 %
  • 50-59: 31.11 %
  • 60+: 31.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (39 people, 36.11%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (11 people, 10.19%)
  • Pain (9 people, 8.33%)
  • Depression (9 people, 8.33%)
  • Hypersensitivity (6 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (49 people, 45.37%)
  • Methotrexate (35 people, 32.41%)
  • Prednisone (34 people, 31.48%)
  • Folic Acid (18 people, 16.67%)
  • Humira (15 people, 13.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (15 people, 13.89%)
  • Joint Pain (15 people, 13.89%)
  • Nausea (14 people, 12.96%)
  • Drug Ineffective (14 people, 12.96%)
  • Pain (13 people, 12.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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