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Review: could Hydroxychloroquine sulfate cause Hair loss?

We study 7,624 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 107 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Hydroxychloroquine sulfate

Hydroxychloroquine sulfate (latest outcomes from 7,878 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,449 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 7,621 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate. Among them, 107 people (1.40%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.05% of all the 227,977 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Hydroxychloroquine sulfate reports

Time on Hydroxychloroquine sulfate when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss10.00%60.00%10.00%10.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss93.20%6.80%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%5.56%18.89%17.78%26.67%31.11%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss14.29%42.86%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (28 people, 26.17%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (14 people, 13.08%)
  3. Pain (8 people, 7.48%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 7.48%)
  5. Arthritis (5 people, 4.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Enbrel (41 people, 38.32%)
  2. Prednisone (37 people, 34.58%)
  3. Methotrexate (29 people, 27.10%)
  4. Folic acid (17 people, 15.89%)
  5. Naproxen (9 people, 8.41%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • 2073chaucerdr on May, 25, 2013:

    if the drug plaquenil which is being taken for skin lupus is causing acopecia as a side effect, is it something that will go away after the 6 month treatment or get worse. it seems one condition causes another, unless it is just a coincidence that acopecia came at the same time of taking plaquenil. Anybody have any experience in this area.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • after l month of taking 200mgs. 2x a day, a bald spot appeared on the head

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