Review: could Rituxan cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?
Summary: Alopecia is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Cytoxan, and have Rheumatoid arthritis. We study 10,204 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.
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Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,315 Rituxan users)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Alopecia patients)
On May, 18, 2015: 10,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 24 people (0.24%) have Alopecia.
Time on Rituxan when people have Alopecia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Rituxan * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Rituxan * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Rituxan ** :
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How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 29.17%)
- Hypertension (7 people, 29.17%)
- Polyuria (5 people, 20.83%)
- Prophylaxis (5 people, 20.83%)
- Antidepressant therapy (5 people, 20.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Cytoxan (8 people, 33.33%)
- Vitamin d (8 people, 33.33%)
- Folic acid (7 people, 29.17%)
- Cyclosporine (7 people, 29.17%)
- Alprazolam (5 people, 20.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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About a week ago I stopped taking the Zoloft; carefully monitoring the withdrawal symptoms. Experiencing minors headaches, nausea, and light headiness; so far withdrawals symptoms are tolerable. Want to see if the hair loss is connected with taking the Zoloft; been on Zoloft for 23 years. hair loss has been occurring slowly for years now. just realized have patchy it is. not as noticeable when hair grows out; but grows out in different lengths. lots of itching.
From this study (3 weeks ago):
I have only been on the tablet for 4 weeks and now seem to be losing more and more hair on a daily basis, I had the same problem whilst on warfarin a few years ago
From this study (4 weeks ago):
Depression and high blood pressure additional diagnosis
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