Review: could Gemfibrozil cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Gemfibrozil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Atenolol, and have Hypertension.
We study 9,657 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 (latest outcomes from 9,827 users) has active ingredients of gemfibrozil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, hypertriglyceridaemia. Commonly reported side effects of Gemfibrozil include rhabdomyolysis, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated, acute kidney failure, depression.
Hair loss (latest reports from 226,651 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 9,657 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 226,574 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Gemfibrozil when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||20.00%||0.00%||20.00%||40.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Gemfibrozil * :
|Hair loss||82.05%||17.95% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Gemfibrozil * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.71%||17.14%||17.14%||60.00% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Gemfibrozil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||60.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (5 people, 12.82%)
- Cardiac disorder (4 people, 10.26%)
- High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (3 people, 7.69%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (2 people, 5.13%)
- Psoriasis (2 people, 5.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Atenolol (9 people, 23.08%)
- Aspirin (8 people, 20.51%)
- Metformin hcl (5 people, 12.82%)
- Lisinopril (5 people, 12.82%)
- Potassium chloride (5 people, 12.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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