Review: could Gemfibrozil cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 9,651 people who take Gemfibrozil. Among them, 39 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Gemfibrozil (latest outcomes from 9,822 users) has active ingredients of gemfibrozil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidaemia. Commonly reported side effects of Gemfibrozil include rhabdomyolysis, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated, acute kidney failure, depression.
Hair loss (latest reports from 223,910 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 10, 2014: 9,651 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 222,898 people who have Hair Loss.
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%)
- Prophylaxis (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%)
- Furosemide (5 people, 12.82%)
- Lisinopril (5 people, 12.82%)
- Metformin hcl (5 people, 12.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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