Review: could Coenzyme Q10 cause Hair Loss?


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Coenzyme Q10, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Vitamin D3, and have Fibromyalgia . We study 3,845 people who have side effects while taking Coenzyme q10 from FDA and social media. Among them, 61 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme q10 has active ingredients of coenzyme q - 10. It is often used in supplementation therapy. (latest outcomes from Coenzyme q10 4,027 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, itching, cognitive disorder, erection problems (latest reports from 75,642 Hair loss patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

3,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Coenzyme Q10.
Among them, 61 people (1.59%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coenzyme q10 cause Hair loss?

Time on Coenzyme Q10 when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Coenzyme Q10 *:

  • female: 93.1 %
  • male: 6.9 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Coenzyme Q10 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 19.05 %
  • 60+: 64.29 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Coenzyme Q10 **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Fibromyalgia (12 people, 19.67%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (7 people, 11.48%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (6 people, 9.84%)
  • Hypothyroidism (5 people, 8.20%)
  • Depression (4 people, 6.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D3 (20 people, 32.79%)
  • Magnesium (15 people, 24.59%)
  • Aspirin (11 people, 18.03%)
  • Vitamin B12 (10 people, 16.39%)
  • Ginkgo Biloba (9 people, 14.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (16 people, 26.23%)
  • Headache (14 people, 22.95%)
  • Insomnia (13 people, 21.31%)
  • Diarrhoea (13 people, 21.31%)
  • Fatigue (12 people, 19.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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