Metformin and Alopecia - from FDA reports


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 Lipitor, and have Diabetes. This review analyzes which people have Alopecia with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 191,114 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 23, 2017

191,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,266 people (0.66%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Alopecia?

Time on Metformin when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 8.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 46.81 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.66 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.51 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.26 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 86.84 %
  • male: 13.16 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.3 %
  • 20-29: 3.13 %
  • 30-39: 5.25 %
  • 40-49: 14.24 %
  • 50-59: 23.84 %
  • 60+: 53.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (340 people, 26.86%)
  • High Blood Pressure (222 people, 17.54%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (192 people, 15.17%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (187 people, 14.77%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (88 people, 6.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (118 people, 9.32%)
  • Simvastatin (116 people, 9.16%)
  • Byetta (108 people, 8.53%)
  • Lisinopril (87 people, 6.87%)
  • Vitamin D (80 people, 6.32%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (218 people, 17.22%)
  • Diarrhea (218 people, 17.22%)
  • Weight Decreased (201 people, 15.88%)
  • Nausea (200 people, 15.80%)
  • Headache (163 people, 12.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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