Androgel and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Androgel, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Fish Oil, and have Blood testosterone decreased . We study 17,270 people who have side effects while taking Androgel from FDA. Among them, 229 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Androgel

Androgel has active ingredients of testosterone. It is often used in testosterone. (latest outcomes from Androgel 17,858 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,227 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

17,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Androgel.
Among them, 229 people (1.33%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Androgel cause Hair loss?

Time on Androgel when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 8.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 47.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.65 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Androgel *:

  • female: 23.25 %
  • male: 76.75 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Androgel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.85 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.69 %
  • 40-49: 20.0 %
  • 50-59: 27.69 %
  • 60+: 40.77 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Testosterone Decreased (94 people, 41.05%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (23 people, 10.04%)
  • Accidental Exposure (20 people, 8.73%)
  • High Blood Pressure (19 people, 8.30%)
  • Hypothyroidism (8 people, 3.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Simvastatin (14 people, 6.11%)
  • Lipitor (14 people, 6.11%)
  • Fish Oil (14 people, 6.11%)
  • Multivitamin (12 people, 5.24%)
  • Aspirin (11 people, 4.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (25 people, 10.92%)
  • Fatigue (25 people, 10.92%)
  • Erection Problems (19 people, 8.30%)
  • Libido Decreased (18 people, 7.86%)
  • Blood Testosterone Decreased (16 people, 6.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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