Finasteride and Arthralgia - from FDA reports

Arthralgia is found among people who take Finasteride, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Propecia, and have High blood pressure. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 18,694 people who have side effects when taking Finasteride from FDA, and is updated regularly.

How to use this study: bring a copy to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Who is eHealthMe: we are a data analysis company who specializes in health care industry. Our original studies have been referenced on 500+ peer-reviewed medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and EANO. On eHealthMe, you can research drugs and monitor them (see testimonials). If you find eHealthMe useful, please help us to spread the words below or leave us a testimonial.

On Nov, 13, 2018

18,694 people reported to have side effects when taking Finasteride.
Among them, 490 people (2.62%) have Arthralgia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Finasteride cause Arthralgia?

Time on Finasteride when people have Arthralgia *:

  • < 1 month: 17.74 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.06 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.13 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.68 %
  • 10+ years: 3.23 %

Gender of people who have Arthralgia when taking Finasteride *:

  • female: 3.16 %
  • male: 96.84 %

Age of people who have Arthralgia when taking Finasteride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.9 %
  • 30-39: 3.17 %
  • 40-49: 2.54 %
  • 50-59: 7.94 %
  • 60+: 84.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 51 people, 10.41%
  2. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 44 people, 8.98%
  3. High Blood Cholesterol: 43 people, 8.78%
  4. Androgenetic Alopecia (common form of hair loss): 37 people, 7.55%
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 32 people, 6.53%

Click here to view more results or personalize the results to your gender and age

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Propecia: 77 people, 15.71%
  2. Proscar: 72 people, 14.69%
  3. Flomax: 56 people, 11.43%
  4. Lisinopril: 50 people, 10.20%
  5. Simvastatin: 50 people, 10.20%

Click here to view more results or personalize the results to your gender and age

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 146 people, 29.80%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 129 people, 26.33%
  3. Muscle Aches (muscle pain): 129 people, 26.33%
  4. Depression: 123 people, 25.10%
  5. Erection Problems: 112 people, 22.86%

Click here to view more results or personalize the results to your gender and age

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

Do you have Arthralgia while taking Finasteride?

You are not alone:

Related studies


Finasteride has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in prostate examination abnormal. (latest outcomes from Finasteride 19,524 users)


Arthralgia (joint pain) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthropathy, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 269,960 Arthralgia patients).

Drugs that are associated with Arthralgia
Arthralgia (3,824 drugs)
Could your condition cause Arthralgia
Arthralgia (4,175 conditions)
Finasteride side effects
Browse all side effects of Finasteride
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Related publications that referenced our studies

What would happen?

Predict new side effects and undetected conditions when you take Finasteride and have Arthralgia

Recent updates

Recent general studies
Recent personal studies

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

Submit your testimonial

  • Please fill in your Testimonial.
  • Please enter a minimum of 10 characters for your Testimonial.
  • Please fill in your Name.

Please wait...


Thank you!