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 Enbrel, and have Arthritis. This review analyzes which people have Hair loss with Plaquenil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 31,504 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 19, 2017

31,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Plaquenil.
Among them, 614 people (1.95%) have Hair loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Plaquenil cause Hair loss?

Time on Plaquenil when people have Hair loss *:

  • < 1 month: 24.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.36 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 6.06 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.06 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

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

  • female: 92.86 %
  • male: 7.14 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.68 %
  • 10-19: 0.23 %
  • 20-29: 2.93 %
  • 30-39: 11.29 %
  • 40-49: 23.7 %
  • 50-59: 29.35 %
  • 60+: 31.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Arthritis (29 people, 4.72%)
  • Pain (25 people, 4.07%)
  • Osteoporosis (25 people, 4.07%)
  • High Blood Pressure (20 people, 3.26%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (11 people, 1.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Enbrel (220 people, 35.83%)
  • Humira (167 people, 27.20%)
  • Arava (159 people, 25.90%)
  • Methotrexate (150 people, 24.43%)
  • Fosamax (121 people, 19.71%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (158 people, 25.73%)
  • Pain (151 people, 24.59%)
  • Fatigue (145 people, 23.62%)
  • Nausea (102 people, 16.61%)
  • Abdominal Discomfort (83 people, 13.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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