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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Alopecia with Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 199,020 people who have side effects when taking Metformin from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Aug, 21, 2017

199,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 1,339 people (0.67%) have Alopecia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Alopecia?

Time on Metformin when people have Alopecia *:

  • < 1 month: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 45.83 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.17 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 86.57 %
  • male: 13.43 %

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.29 %
  • 20-29: 2.97 %
  • 30-39: 4.98 %
  • 40-49: 13.88 %
  • 50-59: 23.73 %
  • 60+: 54.16 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (233 people, 17.40%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (201 people, 15.01%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (97 people, 7.24%)
  • Pain (64 people, 4.78%)
  • Depression (64 people, 4.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (120 people, 8.96%)
  • Simvastatin (116 people, 8.66%)
  • Byetta (109 people, 8.14%)
  • Vitamin D (87 people, 6.50%)
  • Lisinopril (87 people, 6.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (239 people, 17.85%)
  • Diarrhea (230 people, 17.18%)
  • Nausea (220 people, 16.43%)
  • Weight Decreased (217 people, 16.21%)
  • Headache (168 people, 12.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 206,699 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, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 91,964 Alopecia patients).

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