Review: could Gemfibrozil cause Hair loss?
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 - 2 years, also take medication Atenolol, and have High blood pressure.
We study 9,686 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 has active ingredients of gemfibrozil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 9,852 Gemfibrozil users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Hair loss patients)
On Apr, 6, 2015: 9,683 people reported to have side effects when taking Gemfibrozil. Among them, 39 people (0.40%) 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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