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Review: could Finasteride cause Withdrawal syndrome?

We study 5,372 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 (latest outcomes from 5,701 users) has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

Withdrawal syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) (latest reports from 56,389 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, back pain.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 5,372 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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  • These days, my forgetfulness is more severe than ever, which makes me consider about taking Propecia continually.

    I am just waiting for the experiment result(post finasteride syndrome) which is now being conducted by Harvard University Medical Center and Baylor University.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Need seroquel for panic/anxiety/depression/bipolar, but it seems to bring significant nasal congestion. Can't fight it w/Afrin for more than a couple days or risk rebound nasal congestion although Afrin does bring relief. Using Sudafed PE with mixed results and often need Afrin to breathe through my nose. Often have feeling of diffculty swallowing although a recent endoscopy did notfind anything physical. Panic/anxiety most often in the evening/night which are moretolerable when I stand-up and move around. Coping with anxiety and swallowing issues at night often result in little sleep on many nights per week.

    Reply

    tunafilet on Aug, 3, 2014:

    Female, 70 yrs old. Taking Welbutrin and Lexapro. Cannot fall or stay asleep at night even after taking many different sleep aids. Severe nasal congestion (snorting) adds to the problem. Seems to start up after trying to sleep for a few hours and does not stop. Anyone else?

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • vanessa on Jun, 24, 2014:

    I want to warn others of valtrex withdrawal. I took it for a week and then two days later took one and had horrible back and neck pain. After that if I didn't take it I would get weakness in legs and burning and tingling all over and nervousness and horrible back pain. My blood pressure went high and heart rate high all from not taking it. I finally am getting better a few days now. I also had muscle spasms and severe insomnia and restless legs..it was unlike anything before. I do not drink or do drugs..I never thought an antiviral could do this. I want to give you encouragement that it shouldn't last long but go to doctor to get checked anyway.

    Reply

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