Review: could Gemfibrozil cause Hair Loss?


Hair loss is found among people who take Gemfibrozil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Atenolol, and have Hypertension . We study 10,502 people who have side effects while taking Gemfibrozil from FDA and social media. Among them, 51 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Gemfibrozil has active ingredients of gemfibrozil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Gemfibrozil 10,728 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, erection problems (latest reports from 51,225 Hair loss patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

10,502 people reported to have side effects when taking Gemfibrozil.
Among them, 51 people (0.49%) have Hair Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gemfibrozil cause Hair loss?

Time on Gemfibrozil when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 37.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Gemfibrozil *:

  • female: 78.43 %
  • male: 21.57 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Gemfibrozil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.44 %
  • 40-49: 15.56 %
  • 50-59: 22.22 %
  • 60+: 57.78 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Gemfibrozil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 57.14 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (7 people)
  • Depression (5 people)
  • Cardiac Disorder (4 people)
  • Blood Triglycerides (4 people)
  • High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Atenolol (14 people)
  • Lisinopril (9 people)
  • Aspirin (9 people)
  • Synthroid (8 people)
  • Omeprazole (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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