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Review: could Xeloda cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?

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

Xeloda (latest outcomes from 18,173 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 228,629 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 18,058 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda. Among them, 204 people (1.13%) have Alopecia.

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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