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Review: could Finasteride cause Overdose?

We study 5,372 people who have side effects while taking Finasteride from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 have Overdose. Find out below who they are, when they have Overdose and more.

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Finasteride

Finasteride (latest outcomes from 5,704 users) has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Overdose

Overdose (latest reports from 220,477 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, osteoporosis.

On Aug, 30, 2014: 5,370 people reported to have side effects when taking Finasteride. Among them, 60 people (1.12%) have Overdose. They amount to 0.03% of all the 220,284 people who have Overdose on eHealthMe.

Trend of Overdose in Finasteride reports

Time on Finasteride when people have Overdose * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Overdose11.11%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%22.22%33.33%

Age of people who have Overdose when taking Finasteride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Overdose0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.61%22.58%8.06%67.74%

Severity of Overdose when taking Finasteride ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Overdose ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (23 people, 38.33%)
  2. Alopecia (11 people, 18.33%)
  3. Parkinson's disease (8 people, 13.33%)
  4. Hiv infection (4 people, 6.67%)
  5. Pain (3 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (24 people, 40.00%)
  2. Citalopram hydrobromide (24 people, 40.00%)
  3. Aredia (23 people, 38.33%)
  4. Celexa (23 people, 38.33%)
  5. Zometa (23 people, 38.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • These days, my forgetfulness is more severe than ever, which makes me consider about taking Propecia continually.

    I am just waiting for the experiment result(post finasteride syndrome) which is now being conducted by Harvard University Medical Center and Baylor University.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Need seroquel for panic/anxiety/depression/bipolar, but it seems to bring significant nasal congestion. Can't fight it w/Afrin for more than a couple days or risk rebound nasal congestion although Afrin does bring relief. Using Sudafed PE with mixed results and often need Afrin to breathe through my nose. Often have feeling of diffculty swallowing although a recent endoscopy did notfind anything physical. Panic/anxiety most often in the evening/night which are moretolerable when I stand-up and move around. Coping with anxiety and swallowing issues at night often result in little sleep on many nights per week.

    Reply

    tunafilet on Aug, 3, 2014:

    Female, 70 yrs old. Taking Welbutrin and Lexapro. Cannot fall or stay asleep at night even after taking many different sleep aids. Severe nasal congestion (snorting) adds to the problem. Seems to start up after trying to sleep for a few hours and does not stop. Anyone else?

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • fasciculations a few months after stopping finasteride

    Reply

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