Review: could Methimazole cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?
Summary: Alopecia is found among people who take Methimazole, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hyperthyroidism.
We study 1,482 people who have side effects while taking Methimazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.
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Methimazole has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism. (latest outcomes from 1,680 Methimazole 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 42,734 Alopecia patients)
On Mar, 7, 2015: 1,482 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole. Among them, 43 people (2.90%) have Alopecia.
Time on Methimazole when people have Alopecia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Methimazole * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Methimazole * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Methimazole ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hyperthyroidism (16 people, 37.21%)
- Anxiety (14 people, 32.56%)
- Breast cancer (11 people, 25.58%)
- Autoimmune thyroiditis (11 people, 25.58%)
- Metastases to bone (11 people, 25.58%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (21 people, 48.84%)
- Synthroid (18 people, 41.86%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (14 people, 32.56%)
- Zoloft (12 people, 27.91%)
- Aredia (11 people, 25.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between D-Ribose, Restasis for a 46-year old woman with Fibroma, Eyes - Dry. The patient has Alopecia
- A study of drug interactions between Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Adderall 20, Lyrica for a 53-year old woman with Depression, Fatigue - Chronic, Fibromyalgia. The patient has Vertigo, Itching, Burning Sensation, Nasal Dryness, Bursitis, Chest Pain, Restless Legs Syndrome, High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides, Weight Gain, Breathing-related Sleep Disorder, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, Mouth Dry Aggravated, Eyes - Dry, Recurrent Leg Pain And Cramping, Weakness, Hands - Chapped And Dry, Glaucoma, Pain In Jaw, Headache, Pain - Eye, Vision Problems, Numbness In Hands Or Feet, Hair Loss, Pain Exacerbated
- A study of side effects of Mirtazapine for a 40-year old woman with Chronic Depression. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Symbicort for a 9-year old boy with Pediatric Asthma. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Mirena for a 41-year old woman with Contraception. The patient has Migraine (headache), Widespread Body Aches, Loss Of Hair, Anxiety, Sometimes Unable To Retrieve Words, Brain Mass, Weight Gain - Unintentional, Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Recent Methimazole related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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