Could Methimazole cause Alopecia - from FDA reports
Alopecia is found among people who take Methimazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hyperthyroidism . We study 2,173 people who have side effects while taking Methimazole from FDA. Among them, 56 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 Methimazole 2,565 users)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,169 Alopecia patients).
On Dec, 21, 2016
2,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole.
Among them, 56 people (2.58%) have Alopecia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Methimazole when people have Alopecia *:
- < 1 month: 33.33 %
- 1 - 6 months: 66.67 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Methimazole *:
- female: 92.73 %
- male: 7.27 %
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Methimazole *:
- 0-1: 2.33 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 16.28 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 27.91 %
- 50-59: 9.3 %
- 60+: 44.19 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Hyperthyroidism (17 people, 30.36%)
- Stress And Anxiety (14 people, 25.00%)
- Metastases To Bone (11 people, 19.64%)
- Chronic Thyroiditis (11 people, 19.64%)
- Breast Cancer (11 people, 19.64%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Synthroid (18 people, 32.14%)
- Aspirin (18 people, 32.14%)
- Levothyroxine Sodium (14 people, 25.00%)
- Zoloft (12 people, 21.43%)
- Aromasin (12 people, 21.43%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (28 people, 50.00%)
- Muscle Aches (25 people, 44.64%)
- Malaise (21 people, 37.50%)
- Paraesthesia (20 people, 35.71%)
- Depression (20 people, 35.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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