Review: could Hydroxychloroquine sulfate cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 7,615 people who take Hydroxychloroquine sulfate. Among them, 105 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Hydroxychloroquine sulfate (latest outcomes from 7,836 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate include nausea, injection site reaction, breathing difficulty, rheumatoid arthritis, weakness.
Hair loss (latest reports from 223,998 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 7,310 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate. Among them, 94 people (1.29%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Hydroxychloroquine sulfate 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||12.50%||75.00%||0.00%||0.00%||12.50%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :
|Hair loss||92.22%||7.78% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.17%||18.52%||19.75%||24.69%||30.86% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||60.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (25 people, 26.60%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (13 people, 13.83%)
- Pain (7 people, 7.45%)
- Depression (7 people, 7.45%)
- Arthritis (5 people, 5.32%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Enbrel (40 people, 42.55%)
- Prednisone (34 people, 36.17%)
- Methotrexate (28 people, 29.79%)
- Folic acid (15 people, 15.96%)
- Benlysta (9 people, 9.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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