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Review: could Xeloda cause Alopecia?

We study 18,055 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

Xeloda (latest outcomes from 18,167 users) has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in colon cancer.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 228,196 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 18,055 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 228,136 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Alopecia in Xeloda reports

Time on Xeloda when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia62.50%17.97%10.94%8.59%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Xeloda * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.05%38.99%29.60%26.35%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Xeloda ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (127 people, 62.25%)
  2. Breast cancer (113 people, 55.39%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (93 people, 45.59%)
  4. Breast cancer recurrent (63 people, 30.88%)
  5. Prophylaxis (63 people, 30.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (204 people, 100.00%)
  2. Taxotere (173 people, 84.80%)
  3. Aredia (129 people, 63.24%)
  4. Decadron (110 people, 53.92%)
  5. Capecitabine (78 people, 38.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have also had a tooth infection for about 2 and a half years. I started to shed hair about a year ago and would shed only 2-5 strands(noticeably) a day now it's 10-20 hair strands a day and this has started to progress about 2 weeks ago.

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  • I've been taking Lexapro for 5 years. I first started noticing hair falling more than normal 6-9 months after taking Lexapro.
    On the other hand I have been recently diagnosed hypothyrod and I am taking Eutirox 25 mg. My iron is also low. I started taking iron and eutirox in february. Hair loss was a lot better a month an a half after starting the treatment. However in the last month is has gotten bad again

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