Review: could Methimazole cause Alopecia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 4.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 1,422 people who take Methimazole. Among them, 42 have Alopecia. See who they are, when they have Alopecia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methimazole (latest outcomes from 1,580 users) has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism, graves disease. Commonly reported side effects of Methimazole include fever, rashes, hyperthyroidism, weakness, agranulocytosis.
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 221,510 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 6, 2014: 1,356 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole. Among them, 42 people (3.10%) have Alopecia.
Time on Methimazole when people have Alopecia * :
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Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Methimazole * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Methimazole * :
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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I am in my 40s and I work in college admissions. Ive never experienced migraines before and have been otherwise healthy. I fell hitting my head and was prescribed this medicine. Using this med had me in the hospital twice, I have severe hair loss, and what the er Dr says is syncope that makes me pass out. The Dr wants to try something new but look at me, in a profession where you're always in the public eye, almost bald and still suffering migraines.This is life altering but is being treated as , just one of those things...its depressing
Kart on Mar, 7, 2014:
Hi I'm male, 24, of Sri Lankan origin but born and raised in the United Kingdom, I'm adding these details as it was requested when attempting to reply to you.
My question is was this on Modafinil/Provigil/Nuvigil and if so which one please?
The comment below you is talking about statin which is a cholesterol reducing drug, so was wondering whether you were talking about the same. Thanks in advance.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Don't know exactly when I started losing my hair. It became apparent to me early fall, which would have been about 3 months into my wellbutrin and 1 month into my seroquel.
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Also using PAxil tablets. Please help.
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