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Related topic: Gemfibrozil, Hair loss

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 9,666 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 9,829 users) has active ingredients of gemfibrozil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,721 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.

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. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (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. Metformin hcl (5 people, 12.82%)
  4. Lisinopril (5 people, 12.82%)
  5. Potassium chloride (5 people, 12.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Gemfibrozil (gemfibrozil) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Gemfibrozil is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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  • can these drugs combined cause hair loss or any other symptoms

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    Been experiencing hair loss for several months and the loss has increased the last couple of months. My doctor ran thyroid test and it was normal. The loss has been gradual and it is not breaking off, but coming out at the root.

  • Has anyone had hair loss due to accutane that was taken 10 or so years ago?
    Started extreme shedding in 2001 when I took Accutane Gradual increase in hair thinning Now hair is 1/4 of original; could Accutane continue to cause hair loss after 10 years

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