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 (latest outcomes from 4,381 users) has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in hair loss.
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.
Time on Propecia when people have High cholesterol * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|High cholesterol||4.35%||0.00%||8.70%||4.35%||47.83%||0.00%||34.78% |
Age of people who have High cholesterol when taking Propecia * :
|High cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.22%||8.89%||60.00%||20.00%||8.89% |
Severity of High cholesterol when taking Propecia ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|High cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from High cholesterol ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|High cholesterol||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Alopecia (26 people, 60.47%)
- Androgenetic alopecia (13 people, 30.23%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 9.30%)
- Male pattern baldness (3 people, 6.98%)
- Endocrine disorder (1 people, 2.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Proscar (13 people, 30.23%)
- Crestor (5 people, 11.63%)
- Lipitor (5 people, 11.63%)
- Aspirin (5 people, 11.63%)
- Folic acid (4 people, 9.30%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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