Review: could Plaquenil cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 14,712 people who have side effects while taking Plaquenil from FDA and social media. Among them, 244 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Plaquenil has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Plaquenil 15,520 users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Hair loss 41,549 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 14,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil. Among them, 244 people (1.66%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Plaquenil when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||23.08%||15.38%||11.54%||15.38%||11.54%||19.23%||3.85% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Plaquenil * :
|Hair loss||89.80%||10.20% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Plaquenil * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.97%||6.28%||12.56%||21.26%||30.43%||28.50% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Plaquenil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||10.53%||47.37%||36.84%||5.26% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||11.11%||88.89% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (75 people, 30.74%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (30 people, 12.30%)
- Osteoporosis (17 people, 6.97%)
- Arthritis (16 people, 6.56%)
- Skin ulcer (9 people, 3.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Methotrexate (61 people, 25.00%)
- Enbrel (55 people, 22.54%)
- Prednisone (42 people, 17.21%)
- Fosamax (33 people, 13.52%)
- Folic acid (28 people, 11.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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