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Review: could Fish oil cause Hair loss?

We study 20,063 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 223 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Fish oil

Fish oil (latest outcomes from 21,042 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,340 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 20,059 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 223 people (1.11%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.10% of all the 227,983 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

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 loss0.00%20.00%30.00%30.00%10.00%10.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss85.00%15.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%3.24%1.62%7.03%9.73%28.11%50.27%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%72.73%27.27%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (25 people, 11.21%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (23 people, 10.31%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (18 people, 8.07%)
  4. Vitamin supplementation (17 people, 7.62%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 7.17%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (57 people, 25.56%)
  2. Vitamin d (48 people, 21.52%)
  3. Calcium (44 people, 19.73%)
  4. Multi-vitamins (28 people, 12.56%)
  5. Folic acid (26 people, 11.66%)

* 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 (4 months ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

    Reply

    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I have anxiety off and on especially when I lower my tranzodone. My hair started thinning this month. I don,t know if it has to do to menopause which I just started or maybe lowering my iron intake of 27 mg per day this month .

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Hair loss on the top of the head.

    Reply

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