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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

Mercaptopurine (latest outcomes from 5,814 users) has active ingredients of mercaptopurine. It is often used in crohn's disease.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,229 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.

Trend of Hair loss in Mercaptopurine reports

Time on Mercaptopurine when people have Hair loss * :

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss61.22%38.78%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss22.22%11.11%24.44%4.44%11.11%11.11%6.67%8.89%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Mercaptopurine ** :

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How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Crohn's disease (19 people, 43.18%)
  2. Rash (10 people, 22.73%)
  3. Colitis ulcerative (9 people, 20.45%)
  4. Cryptococcosis (4 people, 9.09%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 6.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Famotidine (12 people, 27.27%)
  2. Dexamethasone (11 people, 25.00%)
  3. Methotrexate (11 people, 25.00%)
  4. Vincristine (11 people, 25.00%)
  5. Vancomycin (10 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have also had a tooth infection for about 2 and a half years. I started to shed hair about a year ago and would shed only 2-5 strands(noticeably) a day now it's 10-20 hair strands a day and this has started to progress about 2 weeks ago.

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  • I've been taking Lexapro for 5 years. I first started noticing hair falling more than normal 6-9 months after taking Lexapro.
    On the other hand I have been recently diagnosed hypothyrod and I am taking Eutirox 25 mg. My iron is also low. I started taking iron and eutirox in february. Hair loss was a lot better a month an a half after starting the treatment. However in the last month is has gotten bad again

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