Review: could Lipitor cause Hair Loss?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 146,964 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,418 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 143,537 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, drug ineffective, stress and anxiety, erection problems (latest reports from 47,536 Hair loss patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

146,964 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,418 people (0.96%) have Hair Loss

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Hair loss?

Time on Lipitor when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 13.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 12.59 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 17.78 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.07 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.04 %
  • 10+ years: 5.93 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Lipitor *:

  • female: 78.21 %
  • male: 21.79 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Lipitor *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 0.29 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.39 %
  • 30-39: 2.8 %
  • 40-49: 9.35 %
  • 50-59: 21.31 %
  • 60+: 65.67 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 8.33 %
  • moderate: 45.83 %
  • severe: 37.5 %
  • most severe: 8.33 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 6.25 %
  • after off the drug: 18.75 %
  • not yet: 75.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (300 people)
  • Hypertension (138 people)
  • Depression (49 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (40 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (39 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (171 people)
  • Synthroid (115 people)
  • Atenolol (97 people)
  • Norvasc (88 people)
  • Lisinopril (88 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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