Review: could Finasteride cause Withdrawal Syndrome?


Summary

Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Finasteride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Back pain . We study 6,921 people who have side effects while taking Finasteride from FDA and social media. Among them, 19 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Finasteride

Finasteride has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Finasteride 7,014 users)

Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with irritability, drug withdrawal syndrome, agitation, insomnia, sleep disorder (latest reports from 10,937 Withdrawal syndrome patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

6,921 people reported to have side effects when taking Finasteride.
Among them, 19 people (0.27%) have Withdrawal Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Finasteride cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Time on Finasteride when people have Withdrawal Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 50 %

Gender of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Finasteride *:

  • female: 10.53 %
  • male: 89.47 %

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: 18.75 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 68.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Back Pain (5 people)
  • Parkinson's Disease (4 people)
  • Depression (4 people)
  • Cardiac Disorder (4 people)
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (6 people)
  • Stalevo 100 (4 people)
  • Midodrine Hydrochloride (4 people)
  • Lyrica (4 people)
  • Dalteparin Sodium (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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