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Review: could Finasteride cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Finasteride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Back pain.

We study 5,401 people who have side effects while taking Finasteride from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 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 5,728 Finasteride 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 depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, back pain. (latest reports from 9,228 Withdrawal syndrome patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 5,395 people reported to have side effects when taking Finasteride. Among them, 16 people (0.30%) have Withdrawal Syndrome.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Finasteride reports

Time on Finasteride when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

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Age of people who have Withdrawal syndrome when taking Finasteride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%14.29%14.29%0.00%71.43%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Finasteride ** :

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How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Back pain (5 people, 31.25%)
  2. Cardiac disorder (4 people, 25.00%)
  3. Parkinson's disease (4 people, 25.00%)
  4. Depression (4 people, 25.00%)
  5. Neuralgia (3 people, 18.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (5 people, 31.25%)
  2. Dalteparin sodium (4 people, 25.00%)
  3. Midodrine hydrochloride (4 people, 25.00%)
  4. Toprol-xl (4 people, 25.00%)
  5. Moviprep (4 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I had a two-level spinal fusion at L4-S1 in 2000 after being injuried at work in Sept. 24, 1997. I lost everything after...the unjury, ability to do my job, my wife and family (couldn't take the strain) my home, my sense of self and purpose, direction and belonging...credit rating and ability to pay my bills.
    After a long period of waiting to settle my workmens' comp. case, I returned home, from the Bat Area back to Arizona to take of my mother with a yet un dianosed case of moderate dementia.
    Then, in 2011 I had a 2nd surgery to relieve spinal stenosis btwn. L2-L4, just above the fusion site.
    I've been taking methadone since early 2004, a little over ten years, now. I've had high blood pressure since my injury.

    Now, I waiting to be scheduled for a colonoscopy, with my father having had polyps and the way I've been feeling..drained, tired all the time, and stomach pains ( in addition to my chronic low back pain), I...
    find myself wondering if there is any relationtionship between the methadone and other meds and cancer?
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    I suspected it about 4 months ago but couldn't pin it down. Then 2 months ago I started an exercise program which causes me to sweat heavily. It really became noticeable at that point. I shower daily but if I work up a little sweat I can notice it. It seems to be getting worse. I did occasionally eat onions but have since cut them out. I used to eat a lot more and never had this problem.
    My internet searches have found nothing.
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    My testosterone level is 0.67 and i have androgenic alopecia pattern on my left side of my head
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    Low blood pressure when taking both Finasteride 5MG and losatern 25MG

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • stop taking methadone for back pain in 10/2014 and all of this started the end of 11/2014.I have had upper and lower gi cat scan and x-rays of my stomach and only show I have acid reflux could this all becoming from withdrawal from the methadone and if so how long do these withdrawal last.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • stopped taking both, hives severe, rash red bumps, itchy, prescription cortisone and zertec song with hydroxyzine for rid of red swollen bumps, got bumps on toes arms legs liquid filled clear on back tiny pin dot bumps not like the others. did everything cahnged to a non chemical clothes detergent, use Aveno daily for shower, rewashed every bid of clothing, literally going insane. stopped Finasteride thinking it to be cause, but worried about urinating took 1 trazosin next night 9 pm 20 minutes later I felt itchy a bit flushed, throat funny feeling breathing ok but felt weird. Stayed clam took 2 puffs of my welbutrol (asthma). Decided off of both after 3 days urination a problem kept on with finasteride treating my hives decided to stay off both but took finasteride maybe 1 every 2 to 3 days, ran out, went back to treason about 1 week later and by this time hives etc had improved 95% but was taking antihistamines every day, does that keep hives from developing? will look into it. Started baack on Terazosin 4 or five days ago old hives reactivating starting to itch and get new tiny bumps, stopped yesterday, going back to finasteride tomorrow see what happens.I can't live with this it's killing me. Never have has allergies to food, avoiding wheat, I am unemployed, have to go find a dermatologist I read this hives is rare so I am so lost and hurting. If it gets any worse I don't know what I will do! Is there an alternative, urinating or not is a matter of life and death

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • motoboy on Jan, 29, 2015:

    I've recently stopped taking ibuprofen after many years of taking it daily. I take between 800 to 1500 mg a day, mostly before bed to sleep. I have had a lot of sport injuries do it was for joint pain. It's been about a week since taking any and I'm getting really bad headaches. Can't seem to find this as a withdrawal issue... any one else experience this? Thanks!

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