Review: could Xeloda cause Alopecia?
We study 18,058 people who have side effects while taking Xeloda from FDA and social media. Among them, 204 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.
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Xeloda (latest outcomes from 18,169 users) has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in colon cancer.
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 228,468 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Aug, 14, 2014: 18,056 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda. Among them, 204 people (1.13%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.09% of all the 228,000 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.
Time on Xeloda when people have Alopecia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Xeloda * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Xeloda ** :
How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Metastases to bone (127 people, 62.25%)
- Breast cancer (113 people, 55.39%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (93 people, 45.59%)
- Breast cancer recurrent (63 people, 30.88%)
- Prophylaxis (63 people, 30.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (204 people, 100.00%)
- Taxotere (173 people, 84.80%)
- Aredia (129 people, 63.24%)
- Decadron (110 people, 53.92%)
- Capecitabine (78 people, 38.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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