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Review: could Fish oil cause Loss of hair?

We study 20,052 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 223 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 (latest outcomes from 21,024 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Loss of hair

Loss of hair (latest reports from 228,089 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 29, 2014: 20,052 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 223 people (1.11%) have Loss Of Hair. They amount to 0.10% of all the 228,089 people who have Loss Of Hair on eHealthMe.

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 hair0.00%20.00%30.00%30.00%10.00%10.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Loss of hair85.00%15.00%

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%3.24%1.62%7.03%9.73%28.11%50.27%

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

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of hair0.00%72.73%27.27%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of hair ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Loss of hair0.00%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 (3 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 (5 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 (7 months ago):

  • Hair loss on the top of the head.

    Reply

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