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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 20,111 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 21,107 Fish oil 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 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 13, 2015: 20,111 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • *I have noticed breakage of hair.Trying to use coconut and olive oil for hair.Not used on scalp.

    *I first noticed thinning after using selenium face wash.I was told I could use it on my scalp. But I looked online and saw that it could cause hairloss. I quit using it after a few tries on my face only.

    *I dont know what to do or try. I've been told to try Nioxin , I see on the label that it has sulfates and that isnt supposed to be good on the hair.

    *I dont want to try Rogaine if it has to be maintained or lose the hair you have when there might be something that wont cause hairloss if I stop using it.But if that is the only choice....I would .

    I have heard Viviscal might be good? I've read Revita might be good. I just don't know ! Please help...:(

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Hair is so thin lots of hair loss when combing but when washing it's awful amount coming out

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • In last year my hair texture is changing to fine and frizzy. Breaks easily and increasing hair loss, especially around face and sides of head.

    Reply

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