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 20,128 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 230 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 21,120 Fish oil users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 12, 2015: 20,128 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 230 people (1.14%) 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||13.33%||13.33%||20.00%||26.67%||13.33%||13.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Fish oil * :
|Hair loss||85.46%||14.54% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Fish oil * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||3.12%||2.08%||6.77%||9.90%||29.17%||48.96% |
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||6.67%||6.67%||86.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (26 people, 11.30%)
- Hypothyroidism (24 people, 10.43%)
- Depression (18 people, 7.83%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (18 people, 7.83%)
- Vitamin supplementation (17 people, 7.39%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (58 people, 25.22%)
- Vitamin d (48 people, 20.87%)
- Calcium (44 people, 19.13%)
- Multi-vitamins (28 people, 12.17%)
- Folic acid (26 people, 11.30%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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