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Review: could Orencia cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?

We study 5,844 people who have side effects while taking Orencia from FDA and social media. Among them, 63 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Orencia

Orencia (latest outcomes from 5,924 users) has active ingredients of abatacept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 19, 2014: 5,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia. Among them, 63 people (1.08%) have Alopecia.

Trend of Alopecia in Orencia reports

Time on Orencia when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Orencia * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Orencia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%2.63%2.63%2.63%18.42%10.53%63.16%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Orencia ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (36 people, 57.14%)
  2. Osteoporosis (3 people, 4.76%)
  3. Arthritis (2 people, 3.17%)
  4. Pain (1 people, 1.59%)
  5. Diarrhoea (1 people, 1.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (14 people, 22.22%)
  2. Prednisone (12 people, 19.05%)
  3. Lisinopril (6 people, 9.52%)
  4. Folic acid (6 people, 9.52%)
  5. Arava (6 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Lisa on Sep, 4, 2014:

    Female 55 I have bechets. Diagnosed at 39. I take every medication on that list except I dropped methotrexate. I worse since I dropped it. And I have every symptom including ganglion cyst which needs to be surgically removed to the throat lesion. I can barely function. The only 5hing I dont have is the allergic cough. I did have mrsa phenomia once. Oh most recently plursey. I have been ivig dependent for 13 years.

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