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.

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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%

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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%

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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%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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