Could Lipitor cause Hair loss - from FDA reports
Hair loss is found among people who take Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 178,028 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA. Among them, 1,678 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 181,177 users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,107 Hair loss patients).
On Nov, 17, 2016
178,028 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,678 people (0.94%) have Hair Loss
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Lipitor when people have Hair Loss *:
- < 1 month: 10.34 %
- 1 - 6 months: 20.69 %
- 6 - 12 months: 12.41 %
- 1 - 2 years: 19.31 %
- 2 - 5 years: 14.48 %
- 5 - 10 years: 16.55 %
- 10+ years: 6.21 %
Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Lipitor *:
- female: 78.89 %
- male: 21.11 %
Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Lipitor *:
- 0-1: 0.16 %
- 2-9: 0.25 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.41 %
- 30-39: 2.94 %
- 40-49: 8.75 %
- 50-59: 21.1 %
- 60+: 66.39 %
Severity of Hair Loss **:
- least: 12 %
- moderate: 44 %
- severe: 36 %
- most severe: 8 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (177 people, 10.55%)
- Synthroid (148 people, 8.82%)
- Plavix (104 people, 6.20%)
- Norvasc (99 people, 5.90%)
- Atenolol (97 people, 5.78%)
Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Lipitor, learn more )
Potential co-existing symptoms
- Fatigue (196 people, 11.68%)
- Weakness (175 people, 10.43%)
- Nausea (149 people, 8.88%)
- Joint Pain (145 people, 8.64%)
- Pain (140 people, 8.34%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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