Who have Arthralgia with Finasteride - 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 19,867 people who have side effects when taking Finasteride from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 17, 2019

19,867 people reported to have side effects when taking Finasteride.
Among them, 521 people (2.62%) have Arthralgia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Finasteride cause Arthralgia?

Time on Finasteride when people have Arthralgia *:

  • < 1 month: 16.92 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.38 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.92 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.69 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.23 %
  • 10+ years: 3.08 %

Gender of people who have Arthralgia when taking Finasteride *:

  • female: 2.98 %
  • male: 97.02 %

Age of people who have Arthralgia when taking Finasteride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.77 %
  • 30-39: 3.54 %
  • 40-49: 2.95 %
  • 50-59: 7.67 %
  • 60+: 84.07 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 53 people, 10.17%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol: 45 people, 8.64%
  3. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 44 people, 8.45%
  4. Androgenetic Alopecia (common form of hair loss): 40 people, 7.68%
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 37 people, 7.10%
  6. Prostatic Disorder: 33 people, 6.33%
  7. Prostatomegaly (enlargement of the prostate): 31 people, 5.95%
  8. Pain: 24 people, 4.61%
  9. Depression: 18 people, 3.45%
  10. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 18 people, 3.45%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Propecia: 78 people, 14.97%
  2. Proscar: 74 people, 14.20%
  3. Tamsulosin: 59 people, 11.32%
  4. Flomax: 58 people, 11.13%
  5. Lisinopril: 50 people, 9.60%
  6. Simvastatin: 50 people, 9.60%
  7. Levaquin: 41 people, 7.87%
  8. Lipitor: 38 people, 7.29%
  9. Aspirin: 37 people, 7.10%
  10. Zometa: 37 people, 7.10%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 155 people, 29.75%
  2. Muscle Aches (muscle pain): 135 people, 25.91%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 132 people, 25.34%
  4. Depression: 127 people, 24.38%
  5. Erection Problems: 116 people, 22.26%
  6. Weakness: 113 people, 21.69%
  7. Pain In Extremity: 107 people, 20.54%
  8. Back Pain: 99 people, 19.00%
  9. Pain: 96 people, 18.43%
  10. Headache (pain in head): 77 people, 14.78%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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