Gemfibrozil and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Gemfibrozil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Atenolol, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 12,111 people who have side effects while taking Gemfibrozil from FDA. Among them, 57 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil has active ingredients of gemfibrozil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Gemfibrozil 12,495 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,240 Hair loss patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

12,111 people reported to have side effects when taking Gemfibrozil.
Among them, 57 people (0.47%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gemfibrozil cause Hair loss?

Time on Gemfibrozil when people have Hair Loss *:

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

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

  • female: 82.46 %
  • male: 17.54 %

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: 8.89 %
  • 50-59: 22.22 %
  • 60+: 64.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (8 people, 14.04%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (8 people, 14.04%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (4 people, 7.02%)
  • Depression (4 people, 7.02%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (4 people, 7.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Atenolol (12 people, 21.05%)
  • Aspirin (10 people, 17.54%)
  • Synthroid (9 people, 15.79%)
  • Lisinopril (9 people, 15.79%)
  • Omeprazole (8 people, 14.04%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (6 people, 10.53%)
  • Fatigue (6 people, 10.53%)
  • Weight Decreased (5 people, 8.77%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (5 people, 8.77%)
  • Itching (5 people, 8.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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