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Review: could Orencia cause Alopecia?

Summary: Alopecia could be caused by Orencia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 5,824 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 5,911 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 226,665 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 5,824 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia. Among them, 63 people (1.08%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.03% of all the 226,649 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.

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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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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