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Review: could Propecia cause High cholesterol?

We study 4,267 people who have side effects while taking Propecia from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have High cholesterol. Find out below who they are, when they have High cholesterol and more.

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Propecia

Propecia (latest outcomes from 4,381 users) has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in hair loss.

High cholesterol

High cholesterol (latest reports from 449,230 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia.

On Aug, 18, 2014: 4,267 people reported to have side effects when taking Propecia. Among them, 43 people (1.01%) have High Cholesterol. They amount to 0.01% of all the 467,773 people who have High Cholesterol on eHealthMe.

Trend of High cholesterol in Propecia reports

Time on Propecia when people have High cholesterol * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High cholesterol4.35%0.00%8.70%4.35%47.83%0.00%34.78%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High cholesterol0.00%0.00%0.00%2.22%8.89%60.00%20.00%8.89%

Severity of High cholesterol when taking Propecia ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High cholesterol0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from High cholesterol ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High cholesterol0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Alopecia (26 people, 60.47%)
  2. Androgenetic alopecia (13 people, 30.23%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 9.30%)
  4. Male pattern baldness (3 people, 6.98%)
  5. Endocrine disorder (1 people, 2.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Proscar (13 people, 30.23%)
  2. Crestor (5 people, 11.63%)
  3. Lipitor (5 people, 11.63%)
  4. Aspirin (5 people, 11.63%)
  5. Folic acid (4 people, 9.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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