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Review: could Gemfibrozil cause Hair loss?

We study 9,669 people who have side effects while taking Gemfibrozil from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Gemfibrozil

Gemfibrozil (latest outcomes from 9,831 users) has active ingredients of gemfibrozil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,229 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 9,668 people reported to have side effects when taking Gemfibrozil. Among them, 39 people (0.40%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.02% of all the 227,949 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Gemfibrozil reports

Time on Gemfibrozil when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss20.00%0.00%20.00%40.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss82.05%17.95%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.71%17.14%17.14%60.00%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Gemfibrozil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (5 people, 12.82%)
  2. Cardiac disorder (4 people, 10.26%)
  3. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (3 people, 7.69%)
  4. Prophylaxis (2 people, 5.13%)
  5. Psoriasis (2 people, 5.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Atenolol (9 people, 23.08%)
  2. Aspirin (8 people, 20.51%)
  3. Furosemide (5 people, 12.82%)
  4. Lisinopril (5 people, 12.82%)
  5. Metformin hcl (5 people, 12.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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