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Review: could Fish oil cause Hair loss?





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 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 20,104 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 229 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 21,089 users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Hair loss 41,549 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 20,104 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 229 people (1.14%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss14.29%14.29%21.43%28.57%7.14%14.29%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Fish oil * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss85.40%14.60%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Fish oil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%3.14%2.09%6.81%9.95%28.80%49.21%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%64.71%35.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss7.14%7.14%85.71%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (26 people, 11.35%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (24 people, 10.48%)
  3. Depression (18 people, 7.86%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (18 people, 7.86%)
  5. Vitamin supplementation (17 people, 7.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (58 people, 25.33%)
  2. Vitamin d (48 people, 20.96%)
  3. Calcium (44 people, 19.21%)
  4. Multi-vitamins (28 people, 12.23%)
  5. Folic acid (26 people, 11.35%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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