Review: could Propecia cause High cholesterol?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 3,966 people who take Propecia. Among them, 43 have High cholesterol. See who they are, when they have High cholesterol and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Propecia (latest outcomes from 4,374 users) has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in hair loss, male pattern baldness. Commonly reported side effects of Propecia include erection problems, libido decreased, stress and anxiety, hair loss, depression.
High cholesterol (latest reports from 447,524 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 3,966 people reported to have side effects when taking Propecia. Among them, 41 people (1.03%) have High Cholesterol.
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 (24 people, 58.54%)
- Androgenetic alopecia (11 people, 26.83%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 9.76%)
- Male pattern baldness (3 people, 7.32%)
- Endocrine disorder (1 people, 2.44%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Proscar (11 people, 26.83%)
- Crestor (5 people, 12.20%)
- Lipitor (5 people, 12.20%)
- Aspirin (5 people, 12.20%)
- Folic acid (4 people, 9.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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