Glimepiride and Alopecia
This is a study of Alopecia (Hair loss) among people who take Glimepiride. The study analyzes: the time on Glimepiride when people have Alopecia, gender and age of these people, the severity of Alopecia, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Glimepiride. In total 9,222 Glimepiride users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.
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Glimepiride has active ingredients of glimepiride. It is used in diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetes mellitus inadequate control, type 1 diabetes, type 1 diabetes mellitus . Commonly reported side effects of Glimepiride include blood glucose increased, nausea, weight decreased, fatigue, diarrhea.
Alopecia has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, birth control.
On May, 1, 2013: 9,222 people reported to have side effects when taking Glimepiride. Among them, 20 people (0.22%) have Alopecia.
Time on Glimepiride when people have Alopecia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Glimepiride * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Glimepiride * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Glimepiride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (5 people, 25.00%)
- Hypertension (4 people, 20.00%)
- Breast cancer (3 people, 15.00%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (2 people, 10.00%)
- Diabetes mellitus non-insulin-dependent (2 people, 10.00%)
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Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (6 people, 30.00%)
- Lisinopril (4 people, 20.00%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (3 people, 15.00%)
- Lipitor (3 people, 15.00%)
- Byetta (3 people, 15.00%)
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (7 months ago):
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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