Plaquenil and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Plaquenil, 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 26,525 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA. Among them, 458 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 28,326 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

26,525 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 458 people (1.73%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Hair loss?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 31.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Plaquenil *:

  • female: 93.36 %
  • male: 6.64 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Plaquenil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.88 %
  • 10-19: 0.29 %
  • 20-29: 3.81 %
  • 30-39: 12.32 %
  • 40-49: 19.65 %
  • 50-59: 28.74 %
  • 60+: 34.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (221 people, 48.25%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (54 people, 11.79%)
  • Arthritis (26 people, 5.68%)
  • Pain (23 people, 5.02%)
  • Osteoporosis (22 people, 4.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (150 people, 32.75%)
  • Enbrel (129 people, 28.17%)
  • Humira (83 people, 18.12%)
  • Arava (73 people, 15.94%)
  • Prednisone (71 people, 15.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (91 people, 19.87%)
  • Pain (84 people, 18.34%)
  • Drug Ineffective (83 people, 18.12%)
  • Nausea (74 people, 16.16%)
  • Joint Pain (70 people, 15.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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