Could Glimepiride cause Alopecia - from FDA reports


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 12,540 people who have side effects while taking Glimepiride from FDA. Among them, 46 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 diabetes. (latest outcomes from Glimepiride 19,163 users)

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,107 Alopecia patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

12,540 people reported to have side effects when taking Glimepiride.
Among them, 46 people (0.37%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Glimepiride cause Alopecia?

Time on Glimepiride when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 37.5 %
  • 10+ years: 25.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Glimepiride *:

  • female: 82.22 %
  • male: 17.78 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Glimepiride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 10.53 %
  • 50-59: 21.05 %
  • 60+: 68.42 %

Severity of Alopecia **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 75.0 %
  • severe: 12.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (10 people, 21.74%)
  • Lisinopril (10 people, 21.74%)
  • Synthroid (7 people, 15.22%)
  • Norvasc (6 people, 13.04%)
  • Januvia (6 people, 13.04%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Type 2 Diabetes (12 people, 26.09%)
  • High Blood Pressure (12 people, 26.09%)
  • Hypothyroidism (4 people, 8.70%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (4 people, 8.70%)
  • Blood Pressure Management (3 people, 6.52%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fatigue (9 people, 19.57%)
  • Headache (8 people, 17.39%)
  • Weight Decreased (7 people, 15.22%)
  • Visual Impairment (6 people, 13.04%)
  • Dizziness (6 people, 13.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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