Review: could Methimazole cause Alopecia?
We study 1,471 people who have side effects while taking Methimazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.
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Methimazole (latest outcomes from 1,667 users) has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism.
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 228,126 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Aug, 16, 2014: 1,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole. Among them, 42 people (2.86%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.02% of all the 228,014 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.
Time on Methimazole when people have Alopecia * :
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Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Methimazole * :
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Severity of Alopecia when taking Methimazole ** :
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How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hyperthyroidism (15 people, 35.71%)
- Anxiety (14 people, 33.33%)
- Metastases to bone (11 people, 26.19%)
- Autoimmune thyroiditis (11 people, 26.19%)
- Breast cancer (11 people, 26.19%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (21 people, 50.00%)
- Synthroid (18 people, 42.86%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (14 people, 33.33%)
- Zoloft (12 people, 28.57%)
- Thiotepa (11 people, 26.19%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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65 year old man with a full head of hair. Began losing more hair daily. After about 2 months, more than half my hair is gone.
From this study (3 days ago):
I noticed hair loss after one month of taking this drug. 5mg one per day. My ankles and legs are really swollen.
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