Review: could Glimepiride cause Alopecia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 1.7/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 10,078 people who take Glimepiride. Among them, 28 have Alopecia. See who they are, when they have Alopecia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Glimepiride (latest outcomes from 9,656 users) has active ingredients of glimepiride. It is often used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Commonly reported side effects of Glimepiride include blood glucose increased, nausea, weight decreased, fatigue, fatigue aggravated.
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 223,925 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 10, 2014: 10,078 people reported to have side effects when taking Glimepiride. Among them, 28 people (0.28%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.01% of all the 222,964 people who have Alopecia.
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (12 people, 42.86%)
- Hypertension (10 people, 35.71%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (3 people, 10.71%)
- Breast cancer (3 people, 10.71%)
- Depression (2 people, 7.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lisinopril (10 people, 35.71%)
- Norvasc (8 people, 28.57%)
- Clonidine (7 people, 25.00%)
- Metformin hcl (6 people, 21.43%)
- Lipitor (4 people, 14.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have two bald spots and can not find a solution. I have been to dermatologist and a GP with no answers. Came across the mention of a high incidence of a relationship between Alopecia and the use of Wellbutrin. I have been on the generic (bupropion hydrochlioride) for a long time.
I am wondering if others who are on this medication have experienced this side effect.
BrightGlow on May, 31, 2012:
Male,26..After 3years on Wellbutrin (still taking it 300mg/day) I have extreme hair thinning and alopecia .. I hope stop the medication will reverse thin condition..
MissBunch on Jun, 25, 2012:
Had this problem with med Buspar. I think chemically related. Hair loss improved with discontinuation of med, but did not stop. Most of these drugs seem to cause trouble. If you are NOT allergic to wool, try Toppik powder from Sally Beauty. Fills in bald spots.
Frank Dypka on Aug, 21, 2012:
Iam a male 71 years old and have diabetes. I take Metformin HCL 500MG, Losartan Potassium and Simvastatin 20MG. I have notoced three bald spots under my longer hair, mostly on the back of my head.
Jenn on Oct, 1, 2012:
On goodness I have been on wellbutrin for about a year. The Dr raised to 300 mg and I have lost almost half of my hair! It is very scary! I am also on thyroid, and Methadone. The hair loss started after the hike of Wellbutrin. Has anyone stopped it to see if helps?
W. Tsan on Nov, 1, 2012:
You are lucky. I took it for barely two weeks and got tininitus. It was three years ago and I still got tinnitus.
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