Fish oil and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Fish Oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vitamin D, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 46,159 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA. Among them, 690 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Fish Oil

Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Fish oil 48,168 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,240 Hair loss patients).

On Feb, 23, 2017

46,159 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish Oil.
Among them, 690 people (1.49%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Hair loss?

Time on Fish Oil when people have Hair Loss *:

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

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Fish Oil *:

  • female: 85.55 %
  • male: 14.45 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Fish Oil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.19 %
  • 10-19: 1.3 %
  • 20-29: 3.15 %
  • 30-39: 5.94 %
  • 40-49: 11.32 %
  • 50-59: 23.93 %
  • 60+: 54.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (81 people, 11.74%)
  • High Blood Pressure (69 people, 10.00%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (67 people, 9.71%)
  • Depression (55 people, 7.97%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (54 people, 7.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (125 people, 18.12%)
  • Calcium (88 people, 12.75%)
  • Biotin (82 people, 11.88%)
  • Humira (70 people, 10.14%)
  • Synthroid (63 people, 9.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (143 people, 20.72%)
  • Nausea (90 people, 13.04%)
  • Diarrhea (85 people, 12.32%)
  • Weakness (82 people, 11.88%)
  • Headache (80 people, 11.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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