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Review: could Fish oil cause Loss of hair (Hair loss)?





Summary: Loss of hair 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 20,104 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 229 have Loss of hair. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of hair 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 Fish oil 21,089 users)

Loss of hair

Loss of hair has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Loss of hair 41,549 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 20,104 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 229 people (1.14%) have Loss Of Hair.

Trend of Loss of hair in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Loss of hair * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of hair14.29%14.29%21.43%28.57%7.14%14.29%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of hair when taking Fish oil * :

FemaleMale
Loss of hair85.40%14.60%

Age of people who have Loss of hair when taking Fish oil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of hair0.00%0.00%3.14%2.09%6.81%9.95%28.80%49.21%

Severity of Loss of hair when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of hair0.00%64.71%35.29%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of hair ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of hair7.14%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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