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 10,203 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 42,734 Alopecia patients)
On Mar, 19, 2015: 10,203 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 ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of LARIAM for a 68-year old woman with Malaria. The patient has Asthenia (weakness), Scar Revision (when the skin is injured from a cut or tears the body heals by forming scar tissue), Loss Of Hair
- A study of side effects of Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 46-year old woman with Depression. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Unisom for a 51-year old woman with Insomnia. The patient has Aging Changes In The Face, Menstruation Irregular, Hair Loss, Presbyopia (condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close)
- A study of side effects of Topiramate for a 43-year old woman with Migraine With Aura. The patient has Dizziness, Burning Sensation, Feeling Cold, Dry Mouth, Hyperthermia (body temperature greatly above normal), Hair Texture Abnormal, Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Abilify for a 31-year old woman with Psychosis. The patient has Hair Loss
Recent Rituxan related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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