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Review: could Mercaptopurine cause Hair loss?
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 (latest outcomes from 5,823 users) has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease.
Hair loss (latest reports from 229,238 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Oct, 26, 2014: 5,718 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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Naprosyn, Vicodin, Ativan and Prilosec are taken only on an as needed basis. Some of my symptoms are intermittent, and some are chronic. The though the medications may not completely rid me of a symptom (for example, depression or muscle pain), they do improve my condition enough to warrant their continued use. I'm much better off taking them than not.
The oral issues I'm having all began around the same time in the last year. I first noticed a sensitivity for spicy food I had never experienced. I can no longer use adult toothpaste because the minty flavors are so provinces as to cause pain. The gum irritation comes and goes as does the severity of the other oral pain I experience.
My hair loss I can describe as severe as it can be without having visible bald spots. Whereas I once had unusually thick hair (a ponytail of around 1.5 inches), I have lost so much that my ponytail now measures about .5 inches.
Sumac on Oct, 24, 2014:
I think a lot of you have disseminated histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is carried by bats.
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spg on Oct, 23, 2014:
I am a female and have been losing my hair in handfuls for the past couple of years... it has just dawned on me today that it corresponds with the start of my auto-medicating habit of taking a generic tablet of Claritin for my allergies daily. I have tried for the past year to find vitamins or something to make it stop falling out - to no avail. I will try to take a break from the pills to see if it changes... my hair is getting terribly thin. This does not run in my family.
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