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Review: could Metformin cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?

We study 97,314 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 569 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,800 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 97,239 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 569 people (0.59%) have Alopecia.

Trend of Alopecia in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia10.34%32.76%10.34%6.90%24.14%10.34%5.17%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia89.52%10.48%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%0.20%3.88%7.55%21.22%24.90%42.24%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia5.26%57.89%28.95%7.89%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alopecia0.00%5.00%95.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (146 people, 25.66%)
  2. Hypertension (101 people, 17.75%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (77 people, 13.53%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (46 people, 8.08%)
  5. Pain (45 people, 7.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (356 people, 62.57%)
  2. Byetta (101 people, 17.75%)
  3. Simvastatin (86 people, 15.11%)
  4. Aspirin (66 people, 11.60%)
  5. Lisinopril (62 people, 10.90%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Hair thinning started after take Metformin a year ago.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Naprosyn, Vicodin, Ativan and Prilosec are taken only on an as needed basis. Some of my symptoms are intermittent, and some are chronic. The though the medications may not completely rid me of a symptom (for example, depression or muscle pain), they do improve my condition enough to warrant their continued use. I'm much better off taking them than not.

    The oral issues I'm having all began around the same time in the last year. I first noticed a sensitivity for spicy food I had never experienced. I can no longer use adult toothpaste because the minty flavors are so provinces as to cause pain. The gum irritation comes and goes as does the severity of the other oral pain I experience.

    My hair loss I can describe as severe as it can be without having visible bald spots. Whereas I once had unusually thick hair (a ponytail of around 1.5 inches), I have lost so much that my ponytail now measures about .5 inches.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

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