Finasteride and Withdrawal syndrome - from FDA reports
Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Finasteride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Androgenetic alopecia . We study 12,123 people who have side effects while taking Finasteride from FDA. Among them, 29 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.
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Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, back pain, muscle spasticity (latest reports from 13,481 Withdrawal syndrome patients).
On Feb, 04, 2017
12,123 people reported to have side effects when taking Finasteride.
Among them, 29 people (0.24%) have Withdrawal Syndrome
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Finasteride when people have Withdrawal Syndrome *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 10 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 70 %
- 10+ years: 20 %
Gender of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Finasteride *:
- female: 7.69 %
- male: 92.31 %
Age of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Finasteride *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 36.36 %
- 40-49: 9.09 %
- 50-59: 0.0 %
- 60+: 54.55 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Androgenetic Alopecia (8 people, 27.59%)
- Back Pain (5 people, 17.24%)
- Parkinson's Disease (4 people, 13.79%)
- Depression (4 people, 13.79%)
- Cardiac Disorder (4 people, 13.79%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Omeprazole (6 people, 20.69%)
- Stalevo 100 (4 people, 13.79%)
- Piperacillin And Tazobactam (4 people, 13.79%)
- Moviprep (4 people, 13.79%)
- Acetaminophen (4 people, 13.79%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Stress And Anxiety (10 people, 34.48%)
- Completed Suicide (7 people, 24.14%)
- Hyperhidrosis (6 people, 20.69%)
- Tremor (5 people, 17.24%)
- Depression (5 people, 17.24%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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