Review: could Rituxan cause Alopecia?


Summary

Alopecia is found among people who take Rituxan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 12,688 people who have side effects while taking Rituxan from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Rituxan

Rituxan has active ingredients of rituximab. It is often used in non-hodgkin's lymphoma. (latest outcomes from Rituxan 12,348 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, erection problems (latest reports from 51,225 Alopecia patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

12,688 people reported to have side effects when taking Rituxan.
Among them, 44 people (0.35%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rituxan cause Alopecia?

Time on Rituxan when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 44.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Rituxan *:

  • female: 84.09 %
  • male: 15.91 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Rituxan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.57 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 28.57 %
  • 50-59: 21.43 %
  • 60+: 46.43 %

Severity if Alopecia when taking Rituxan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Alopecia **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (14 people)
  • Hypertension (4 people)
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (4 people)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (3 people)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (14 people)
  • Folic Acid (10 people)
  • Cytoxan (9 people)
  • Actemra (6 people)
  • Acetaminophen (6 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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