Review: could Propecia cause High Cholesterol?


High cholesterol is found among people who take Propecia, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Proscar, and have Alopecia . We study 5,196 people who have side effects while taking Propecia from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have High cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have High cholesterol and more.

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Propecia has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Propecia 5,387 users)

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol has been reported by people with weight decreased, blood glucose increased, constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness (latest reports from 192,007 High cholesterol patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

5,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Propecia.
Among them, 53 people (1.02%) have High Cholesterol

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Propecia cause High cholesterol?

Time on Propecia when people have High Cholesterol *:

  • < 1 month: 4.35 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.04 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 56.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.35 %
  • 10+ years: 13.04 %

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

  • female: 9.62 %
  • male: 90.38 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.7 %
  • 30-39: 10.81 %
  • 40-49: 51.35 %
  • 50-59: 24.32 %
  • 60+: 10.81 %

Severity if High Cholesterol when taking Propecia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from High Cholesterol **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Alopecia (25 people)
  • Androgenetic Alopecia (11 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (4 people)
  • Male Pattern Baldness (3 people)
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Proscar (6 people)
  • Lipitor (5 people)
  • Crestor (5 people)
  • Tenormin (4 people)
  • Fish Oil (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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