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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

Rituxan (latest outcomes from 10,306 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 228,629 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 10, 2014: 10,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan. Among them, 24 people (0.24%) have Alopecia.

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. Prophylaxis (5 people, 20.83%)
  5. Antidepressant therapy (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. Folic acid (7 people, 29.17%)
  4. Cyclosporine (7 people, 29.17%)
  5. Alprazolam (5 people, 20.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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