Review: could Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate cause Hair Loss?


Hair loss is found among people who take Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 7,766 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 100 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 8,004 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, erection problems (latest reports from 51,225 Hair loss patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

7,766 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate.
Among them, 100 people (1.29%) 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: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.15 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 94.74 %
  • male: 5.26 %

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: 4.76 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 14.29 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 30.95 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate **:

  • least: 10 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 40 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 20 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 60 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (33 people)
  • High Blood Pressure (13 people)
  • Menopausal Symptoms (12 people)
  • Inflammatory Pain (12 people)
  • Arthritis Infective (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (44 people)
  • Prednisone (36 people)
  • Methotrexate (33 people)
  • Folic Acid (20 people)
  • Premarin (14 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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