Review: could Xeloda cause Alopecia?


Summary

Alopecia is found among people who take Xeloda, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer . We study 17,508 people who have side effects while taking Xeloda from FDA and social media. Among them, 282 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Xeloda

Xeloda has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Xeloda 17,600 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, heart palpitations (latest reports from 41,370 Alopecia patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

17,508 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda.
Among them, 282 people (1.61%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xeloda cause Alopecia?

Time on Xeloda when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 67.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.83 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Xeloda *:

  • female: 95.56 %
  • male: 4.44 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Xeloda *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5.38 %
  • 40-49: 40.38 %
  • 50-59: 30.0 %
  • 60+: 24.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (88 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (55 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (25 people)
  • Pain (21 people)
  • Anxiety (18 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (127 people)
  • Aredia (114 people)
  • Taxotere (100 people)
  • Tamoxifen Citrate (63 people)
  • Faslodex (54 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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