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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 1,481 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

Methimazole has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism. (latest outcomes from 1,679 Methimazole users)

Alopecia

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 42,705 Alopecia patients)

On Feb, 4, 2015: 1,481 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole. Among them, 43 people (2.90%) have Alopecia.

Trend of Alopecia in Methimazole reports

Time on Methimazole when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%

Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Methimazole * :

FemaleMale
Alopecia91.30%8.70%

Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Methimazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia2.86%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%37.14%8.57%31.43%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Methimazole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alopecia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hyperthyroidism (16 people, 37.21%)
  2. Anxiety (14 people, 32.56%)
  3. Breast cancer (11 people, 25.58%)
  4. Autoimmune thyroiditis (11 people, 25.58%)
  5. Metastases to bone (11 people, 25.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (21 people, 48.84%)
  2. Synthroid (18 people, 41.86%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (14 people, 32.56%)
  4. Zoloft (12 people, 27.91%)
  5. Aredia (11 people, 25.58%)

* 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 (6 months ago):

  • HAIRLOSS BEGAN AFTER 4 MONTHS ON TREATMENT FOR HYPERTHYROIDISM, EVEN THOUGH HYPERTHYROIDISM WAS UNDER CONTROL (NORMAL LEVELS) STILL HAIR LOSS,IT HAS BEEN 10 MONTHS OF HAIR LOSS AND IN THE MEANTIME ALSO GOT TINEA CAPITIS WHICH WAS TREATED

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