Mercaptopurine and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Mercaptopurine, especially for people who are female, 10-19 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Humira, and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Hair loss with Mercaptopurine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 9,560 people who have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 29, 2017

9,560 people reported to have side effects when taking Mercaptopurine.
Among them, 80 people (0.84%) have Hair loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mercaptopurine cause Hair loss?

Time on Mercaptopurine when people have Hair loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 72.97 %
  • male: 27.03 %

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

  • 0-1: 11.67 %
  • 2-9: 10.0 %
  • 10-19: 18.33 %
  • 20-29: 10.0 %
  • 30-39: 13.33 %
  • 40-49: 13.33 %
  • 50-59: 6.67 %
  • 60+: 16.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (7 people, 8.75%)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (all) (6 people, 7.50%)
  • Rashes (5 people, 6.25%)
  • Pain (4 people, 5.00%)
  • Diabetes (3 people, 3.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (19 people, 23.75%)
  • Methotrexate (11 people, 13.75%)
  • Remicade (10 people, 12.50%)
  • Famotidine (7 people, 8.75%)
  • Dexamethasone (7 people, 8.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (15 people, 18.75%)
  • Chest Pain (12 people, 15.00%)
  • Pain In Extremity (10 people, 12.50%)
  • Fatigue (10 people, 12.50%)
  • Rashes (9 people, 11.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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