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Related topic: Rituxan, Alopecia

Review: could Rituxan cause Alopecia?

Summary: Alopecia could be caused by Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Cytoxan, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 10,182 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

Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,289 users) has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 226,721 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,178 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 24 people (0.24%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.01% of all the 226,534 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Alopecia in Rituxan reports

Time on Rituxan when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia0.00%40.00%20.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Rituxan * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia81.25%18.75%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Rituxan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%56.00%8.00%36.00%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Rituxan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 29.17%)
  2. Hypertension (7 people, 29.17%)
  3. Polyuria (5 people, 20.83%)
  4. Antidepressant therapy (5 people, 20.83%)
  5. Prophylaxis (5 people, 20.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cytoxan (8 people, 33.33%)
  2. Vitamin d (8 people, 33.33%)
  3. Cyclosporine (7 people, 29.17%)
  4. Folic acid (7 people, 29.17%)
  5. Cloxazolam (5 people, 20.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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