Mercaptopurine and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Mercaptopurine, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humira, and have Crohn's disease . We study 8,774 people who have side effects while taking Mercaptopurine from FDA. Among them, 70 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Mercaptopurine

Mercaptopurine has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from Mercaptopurine 8,997 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,240 Hair loss patients).

On Feb, 22, 2017

8,774 people reported to have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine.
Among them, 70 people (0.8%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mercaptopurine cause Hair loss?

Time on Mercaptopurine when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Mercaptopurine *:

  • female: 70.15 %
  • male: 29.85 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Mercaptopurine *:

  • 0-1: 12.07 %
  • 2-9: 10.34 %
  • 10-19: 17.24 %
  • 20-29: 10.34 %
  • 30-39: 13.79 %
  • 40-49: 13.79 %
  • 50-59: 6.9 %
  • 60+: 15.52 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Crohn's Disease (31 people, 44.29%)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (17 people, 24.29%)
  • High Blood Pressure (7 people, 10.00%)
  • Rashes (5 people, 7.14%)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (5 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (17 people, 24.29%)
  • Methotrexate (11 people, 15.71%)
  • Remicade (10 people, 14.29%)
  • Famotidine (7 people, 10.00%)
  • Dexamethasone (7 people, 10.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (13 people, 18.57%)
  • Chest Pain (12 people, 17.14%)
  • Fatigue (10 people, 14.29%)
  • Pain In Extremity (9 people, 12.86%)
  • Crohn's Disease (9 people, 12.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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