Lipitor and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

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. This review analyzes which people have Hair loss with Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 175,191 people who have side effects when taking Lipitor from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 19, 2017

175,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,673 people (0.95%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lipitor cause Hair loss?

Time on Lipitor when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 12.61 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.01 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 15.97 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.49 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 14.29 %
  • 10+ years: 4.2 %

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

  • female: 78.69 %
  • male: 21.31 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.16 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 0.08 %
  • 20-29: 0.33 %
  • 30-39: 3.13 %
  • 40-49: 8.56 %
  • 50-59: 20.82 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (452 people, 27.02%)
  • High Blood Pressure (184 people, 11.00%)
  • Depression (55 people, 3.29%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (53 people, 3.17%)
  • Diabetes (52 people, 3.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (178 people, 10.64%)
  • Synthroid (147 people, 8.79%)
  • Plavix (106 people, 6.34%)
  • Norvasc (98 people, 5.86%)
  • Atenolol (98 people, 5.86%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (204 people, 12.19%)
  • Weakness (185 people, 11.06%)
  • Joint Pain (155 people, 9.26%)
  • Nausea (154 people, 9.21%)
  • Pain (151 people, 9.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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