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Review: could Plaquenil cause Hair loss?

We study 14,693 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 243 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Plaquenil

Plaquenil (latest outcomes from 15,494 users) has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 20, 2014: 14,683 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 243 people (1.65%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Plaquenil reports

Time on Plaquenil when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss24.00%16.00%12.00%16.00%12.00%16.00%4.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss89.75%10.25%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.97%6.31%12.14%21.36%30.58%28.64%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Plaquenil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss11.11%50.00%33.33%5.56%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (74 people, 30.45%)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus (30 people, 12.35%)
  3. Osteoporosis (17 people, 7.00%)
  4. Arthritis (16 people, 6.58%)
  5. Skin ulcer (9 people, 3.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (61 people, 25.10%)
  2. Enbrel (55 people, 22.63%)
  3. Prednisone (42 people, 17.28%)
  4. Fosamax (33 people, 13.58%)
  5. Folic acid (28 people, 11.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • 2073chaucerdr on May, 25, 2013:

    if the drug plaquenil which is being taken for skin lupus is causing acopecia as a side effect, is it something that will go away after the 6 month treatment or get worse. it seems one condition causes another, unless it is just a coincidence that acopecia came at the same time of taking plaquenil. Anybody have any experience in this area.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • after l month of taking 200mgs. 2x a day, a bald spot appeared on the head

    Reply

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