Review: could Fish oil cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Fish oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.
We study 19,998 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 221 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Fish oil (latest outcomes from 20,964 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Hair loss (latest reports from 226,669 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Apr, 13, 2014: 20,139 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 221 people (1.10%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.10% of all the 226,584 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
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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Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.
help on Apr, 9, 2014:
hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?
From this study (2 months ago):
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From this study (4 months ago):
Hair loss on the top of the head.
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