Review: could Fish oil cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.3/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 20,099 people who take Fish oil. Among them, 221 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Fish oil (latest outcomes from 18,930 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, healthy living. Commonly reported side effects of Fish oil include skin blushing/flushing, flushing aggravated, fatigue, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Hair loss (latest reports from 223,244 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 18,079 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 221 people (1.22%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Fish oil when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||0.00%||12.50%||25.00%||37.50%||12.50%||12.50%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Fish oil * :
|Hair loss||84.86%||15.14% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Fish oil * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||2.73%||1.09%||7.10%||9.84%||28.42%||50.82% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Fish oil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||12.50%||87.50% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (25 people, 11.31%)
- Hypothyroidism (23 people, 10.41%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (18 people, 8.14%)
- Vitamin supplementation (17 people, 7.69%)
- Atrial fibrillation (16 people, 7.24%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (57 people, 25.79%)
- Vitamin d (47 people, 21.27%)
- Calcium (44 people, 19.91%)
- Multi-vitamins (28 people, 12.67%)
- Folic acid (26 people, 11.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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