Propecia and High cholesterol - from FDA reports


Summary

High cholesterol is found among people who take Propecia, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Proscar, and have Hair loss . We study 7,474 people who have side effects while taking Propecia from FDA. Among them, 217 have High cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have High cholesterol and more.

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Propecia

Propecia has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Propecia 7,739 users)

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 242,937 High cholesterol patients).

On Feb, 24, 2017

7,474 people reported to have side effects when taking Propecia.
Among them, 217 people (2.9%) have High Cholesterol


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Propecia cause High cholesterol?

Time on Propecia when people have High Cholesterol *:

  • < 1 month: 2.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.63 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.28 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 32.39 %
  • 10+ years: 16.9 %

Gender of people who have High Cholesterol when taking Propecia *:

  • female: 2.37 %
  • male: 97.63 %

Age of people who have High Cholesterol when taking Propecia *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.56 %
  • 30-39: 15.38 %
  • 40-49: 51.28 %
  • 50-59: 23.08 %
  • 60+: 7.69 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hair Loss (126 people, 58.06%)
  • Androgenetic Alopecia (90 people, 41.47%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (13 people, 5.99%)
  • Enlarged Prostate (13 people, 5.99%)
  • Hypersensitivity (8 people, 3.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Proscar (39 people, 17.97%)
  • Finasteride (11 people, 5.07%)
  • Prilosec (9 people, 4.15%)
  • Norco (6 people, 2.76%)
  • Diovan (6 people, 2.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Erection Problems (185 people, 85.25%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (136 people, 62.67%)
  • Depression (133 people, 61.29%)
  • Cognitive Disorder (93 people, 42.86%)
  • Libido Decreased (91 people, 41.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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