Could Proscar cause Myalgia - from FDA reports
Myalgia is found among people who take Proscar, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Lipitor, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 9,121 people who have side effects while taking Proscar from FDA. Among them, 182 have Myalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Myalgia and more.
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Proscar has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Proscar 9,376 users)
Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 107,769 Myalgia patients).
On Dec, 31, 2016
9,121 people reported to have side effects when taking Proscar.
Among them, 182 people (2.0%) have Myalgia
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Proscar when people have Myalgia *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
- 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
- 10+ years: 33.33 %
Gender of people who have Myalgia when taking Proscar *:
- female: 1.73 %
- male: 98.27 %
Age of people who have Myalgia when taking Proscar *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 2.65 %
- 40-49: 8.61 %
- 50-59: 6.62 %
- 60+: 82.12 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (31 people, 17.03%)
- Diabetes (17 people, 9.34%)
- Cardiac Disorder (15 people, 8.24%)
- Back Pain (15 people, 8.24%)
- High Blood Pressure (11 people, 6.04%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lipitor (58 people, 31.87%)
- Zocor (53 people, 29.12%)
- Furosemide (44 people, 24.18%)
- Zetia (42 people, 23.08%)
- Prozac (39 people, 21.43%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Weakness (73 people, 40.11%)
- Fatigue (64 people, 35.16%)
- Breathing Difficulty (48 people, 26.37%)
- Joint Pain (44 people, 24.18%)
- Nausea (43 people, 23.63%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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