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Review: could Finasteride cause Overdose?

Summary: Overdose could be caused by Finasteride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Furosemide, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 5,358 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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On Apr, 8, 2014: 5,362 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 218,030 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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