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Review: could Rituxan cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?
We study 10,196 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 (latest outcomes from 10,306 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Oct, 13, 2014: 10,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 24 people (0.24%) have Alopecia.
Time on Rituxan when people have Alopecia * :
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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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started losing hair about 3 months after starting Symbicort
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In last year my hair texture is changing to fine and frizzy. Breaks easily and increasing hair loss, especially around face and sides of head.
From this study (2 days ago):
I have been experiencing hair loss in clumps while running fingers through my hair and i have blurred vision. The hair loss is recent..within the last week..the newest medicine is the pantoprazole
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