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 5,723 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 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Mar, 4, 2015: 5,723 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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