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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 5,926 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 229,238 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Oct, 26, 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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  • spg on Oct, 23, 2014:

    I am a female and have been losing my hair in handfuls for the past couple of years... it has just dawned on me today that it corresponds with the start of my auto-medicating habit of taking a generic tablet of Claritin for my allergies daily. I have tried for the past year to find vitamins or something to make it stop falling out - to no avail. I will try to take a break from the pills to see if it changes... my hair is getting terribly thin. This does not run in my family.

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