Review: could Finasteride cause Overdose?


Summary

Overdose is found among people who take Finasteride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Furosemide, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 7,301 people who have side effects while taking Finasteride from FDA and social media. Among them, 71 have Overdose. Find out below who they are, when they have Overdose and more.

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Finasteride

Finasteride has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Finasteride 12,122 users)

Overdose

Overdose has been reported by people with suicide attempt, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, shock, intentional overdose, metabolic acidosis (latest reports from 66,817 Overdose patients).

On Sep, 04, 2016

7,301 people reported to have side effects when taking Finasteride.
Among them, 71 people (0.97%) have Overdose


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Finasteride cause Overdose?

Time on Finasteride when people have Overdose *:

  • < 1 month: 28.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 35.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 21.43 %

Gender of people who have Overdose when taking Finasteride *:

  • female: 1.41 %
  • male: 98.59 %

Age of people who have Overdose when taking Finasteride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.17 %
  • 40-49: 17.46 %
  • 50-59: 9.52 %
  • 60+: 69.84 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (23 people, 32.39%)
  • Alopecia (9 people, 12.68%)
  • Parkinson's Disease (8 people, 11.27%)
  • Depression (5 people, 7.04%)
  • Androgenetic Alopecia (5 people, 7.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Furosemide (28 people, 39.44%)
  • Zometa (26 people, 36.62%)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (26 people, 36.62%)
  • Celexa (26 people, 36.62%)
  • Aredia (26 people, 36.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (35 people, 49.30%)
  • Pain (28 people, 39.44%)
  • Dyspnoea (28 people, 39.44%)
  • Back Pain (28 people, 39.44%)
  • Osteoarthritis (27 people, 38.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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