Review: could Mercaptopurine cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Mercaptopurine, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old, also take medication Famotidine, and have Crohn's disease.
We study 5,722 people who have side effects while taking Mercaptopurine from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Mercaptopurine has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease. (latest outcomes from 5,825 Mercaptopurine users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)
On Jan, 31, 2015: 5,722 people reported to have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine. Among them, 44 people (0.77%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Mercaptopurine when people have Hair loss * :
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Mercaptopurine * :
|Hair loss||61.22%||38.78% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Mercaptopurine * :
|Hair loss||22.22%||11.11%||24.44%||4.44%||11.11%||11.11%||6.67%||8.89% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Mercaptopurine ** :
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (19 people, 43.18%)
- Rash (10 people, 22.73%)
- Colitis ulcerative (9 people, 20.45%)
- Cryptococcosis (4 people, 9.09%)
- Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 6.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Famotidine (12 people, 27.27%)
- Dexamethasone (11 people, 25.00%)
- Methotrexate (11 people, 25.00%)
- Vincristine (11 people, 25.00%)
- Vancomycin (10 people, 22.73%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
- Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
- If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now i've stopped using it, but i lost hair in frontal region and i want to regrow it.
What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking Fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now I've stopped using it, but I lost hair in frontal region and I want to regrow it.
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking xanax. i understand it has caused my hair loss. i once had very thick hair. now i'm almost bald. i'm stopping the xanax. now what??
How can I get my hair to grow back if I stop xanax
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