Could Orencia cause Alopecia - from FDA reports


Summary

Alopecia is found among people who take Orencia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 16,011 people who have side effects while taking Orencia from FDA. Among them, 237 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Orencia

Orencia has active ingredients of abatacept. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Orencia 16,866 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,115 Alopecia patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

16,011 people reported to have side effects when taking Orencia.
Among them, 237 people (1.48%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Orencia cause Alopecia?

Time on Orencia when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 4.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 76.19 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Orencia *:

  • female: 96.93 %
  • male: 3.07 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Orencia *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.39 %
  • 20-29: 2.78 %
  • 30-39: 1.39 %
  • 40-49: 17.36 %
  • 50-59: 27.78 %
  • 60+: 49.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (158 people, 66.67%)
  • Polyarthritis (5 people, 2.11%)
  • Pain (5 people, 2.11%)
  • Osteoporosis (4 people, 1.69%)
  • Sjogren Syndrome (3 people, 1.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (90 people, 37.97%)
  • Enbrel (76 people, 32.07%)
  • Humira (72 people, 30.38%)
  • Remicade (42 people, 17.72%)
  • Arava (41 people, 17.30%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (64 people, 27.00%)
  • Pain (50 people, 21.10%)
  • Fatigue (49 people, 20.68%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (34 people, 14.35%)
  • Headache (24 people, 10.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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