Review: could Metformin cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?
Summary: Alopecia is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes mellitus.
We study 97,386 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 570 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 100,917 users)
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 Alopecia 41,550 patients)
On Nov, 28, 2014: 97,351 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 570 people (0.59%) have Alopecia.
Time on Metformin when people have Alopecia * :
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Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Metformin ** :
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How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (146 people, 25.61%)
- Hypertension (101 people, 17.72%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (77 people, 13.51%)
- Blood cholesterol (46 people, 8.07%)
- Pain (46 people, 8.07%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (356 people, 62.46%)
- Byetta (101 people, 17.72%)
- Simvastatin (87 people, 15.26%)
- Aspirin (66 people, 11.58%)
- Lisinopril (63 people, 11.05%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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