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Review: could Glimepiride cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?

Summary: Alopecia is found among people who take Glimepiride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Lisinopril, and have Diabetes.

We study 10,065 people who have side effects while taking Glimepiride from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Glimepiride

Glimepiride has active ingredients of glimepiride. It is often used in type 2 diabetes. (latest outcomes from 10,309 Glimepiride users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,665 Alopecia patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 10,065 people reported to have side effects when taking Glimepiride. Among them, 31 people (0.31%) have Alopecia.

Trend of Alopecia in Glimepiride reports

Time on Glimepiride when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia0.00%0.00%14.29%14.29%14.29%57.14%0.00%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Glimepiride * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia91.43%8.57%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Glimepiride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.25%18.75%75.00%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Glimepiride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia16.67%66.67%16.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alopecia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (12 people, 38.71%)
  2. Hypertension (10 people, 32.26%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (4 people, 12.90%)
  4. Breast cancer (3 people, 9.68%)
  5. Depression (3 people, 9.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (11 people, 35.48%)
  2. Norvasc (8 people, 25.81%)
  3. Clonidine (7 people, 22.58%)
  4. Metformin hcl (6 people, 19.35%)
  5. Lipitor (5 people, 16.13%)

* 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.

    Reply

    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..

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

    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.

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