Review: could Fish Oil cause Loss Of Hair?


Loss of hair is found among people who take Fish Oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 25,407 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 309 have Loss of hair. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of hair and more.

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Fish Oil

Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in supplementation therapy. (latest outcomes from Fish oil 27,555 users)

Loss Of Hair

Loss of hair has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, stress and anxiety, hair loss, erection problems (latest reports from 47,536 Loss of hair patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

25,407 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish Oil.
Among them, 309 people (1.22%) have Loss Of Hair

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Loss of hair?

Time on Fish Oil when people have Loss Of Hair *:

  • < 1 month: 10.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.05 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 21.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.05 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.79 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 84.44 %
  • male: 15.56 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.38 %
  • 10-19: 2.3 %
  • 20-29: 3.07 %
  • 30-39: 5.36 %
  • 40-49: 13.03 %
  • 50-59: 27.2 %
  • 60+: 48.66 %

Severity if Loss Of Hair when taking Fish Oil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 4.76 %

How people recovered from Loss Of Hair **:

  • while on drug: 5.56 %
  • after off the drug: 11.11 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (36 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (32 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (30 people)
  • Depression (28 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (25 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (60 people)
  • Folic Acid (39 people)
  • Synthroid (38 people)
  • Crestor (35 people)
  • Vitamin D (30 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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