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Review: could Orencia cause Alopecia?

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 5,922 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 228,468 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 19, 2014: 5,844 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 228,050 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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  • I started taking Zyclara as a topical ointment on my back to treat Basil Cell Carcinoma Skin Cancer. It worked in removing the cancer. However, the process has been most difficult. It has been 8 months since I started the 6 week process, and I still am losing my hair, have severe diarhea, and the doctors can not find anything wrong with me. They found Candida in the beginning and treated that, they found some small ulcers in my small intestin. I have been cleared of Crohns, Celiac disease, just about everything you could think of. I am still fighting an uphill battle to stop the diarhea, hair loss, and stomach cramping. IBS is another thing I was diagnosed with after the candida cleared.

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    O&O on Jul, 25, 2014:

    You may have seen from my other posts that I am a lawyer in Ontario, Canada who has been speaking with a number of people who have suffered side-effects from Aldara, so I can get the word out through the media about this medication.

    Your symptoms sound just terrible. I may not be able to help you if you are not in Canada somewhere, but I may be able to find a lawyer for you in your area if you are interested in contacting me: aoakley@oakleylegal.com

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