Review: could Xeloda cause Alopecia?


Alopecia is found among people who take Xeloda, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer . We study 23,290 people who have side effects while taking Xeloda from FDA and social media. Among them, 249 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Xeloda has active ingredients of capecitabine. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Xeloda 22,690 users)


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 47,536 Alopecia patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

23,290 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeloda.
Among them, 249 people (1.07%) have Alopecia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xeloda cause Alopecia?

Time on Xeloda when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 36.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Xeloda *:

  • female: 88.51 %
  • male: 11.49 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Xeloda *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.95 %
  • 20-29: 0.47 %
  • 30-39: 8.06 %
  • 40-49: 25.59 %
  • 50-59: 36.49 %
  • 60+: 28.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (107 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (65 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (36 people)
  • Pain (24 people)
  • Depression (22 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (152 people)
  • Aredia (128 people)
  • Taxotere (113 people)
  • Faslodex (65 people)
  • Tamoxifen Citrate (63 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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