Review: could Lipitor cause Hair Loss?


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 Blood cholesterol increased . We study 174,550 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,653 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 177,661 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, itching, cognitive disorder, erection problems (latest reports from 75,642 Hair loss patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

174,550 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor.
Among them, 1,653 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: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 19.44 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.06 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.89 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 16.67 %
  • 10+ years: 6.94 %

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

  • female: 78.81 %
  • male: 21.19 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.17 %
  • 2-9: 0.25 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.42 %
  • 30-39: 2.91 %
  • 40-49: 8.73 %
  • 50-59: 21.03 %
  • 60+: 66.5 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Lipitor **:

  • least: 12 %
  • moderate: 44 %
  • severe: 36 %
  • most severe: 8 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 5.88 %
  • after off the drug: 17.65 %
  • not yet: 76.47 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (334 people, 20.21%)
  • Hypertension (171 people, 10.34%)
  • Depression (58 people, 3.51%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (50 people, 3.02%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (50 people, 3.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (177 people, 10.71%)
  • Synthroid (144 people, 8.71%)
  • Plavix (101 people, 6.11%)
  • Norvasc (99 people, 5.99%)
  • Atenolol (97 people, 5.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (182 people, 11.01%)
  • Arthralgia (143 people, 8.65%)
  • Nausea (141 people, 8.53%)
  • Pain (136 people, 8.23%)
  • Asthenia (124 people, 7.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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