Review: could Mercaptopurine cause Hair loss?
We study 5,712 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 (latest outcomes from 5,814 users) has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease.
Hair loss (latest reports from 228,115 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 5,711 people reported to have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine. Among them, 44 people (0.77%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.02% of all the 228,138 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
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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