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Review: could Lipitor cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Lipitor, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 129,629 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,265 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Lipitor

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,504 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,720 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 129,629 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,265 people (0.98%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.56% of all the 226,630 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Lipitor reports

Time on Lipitor when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss13.18%19.38%17.05%24.03%10.85%10.85%4.65%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss78.58%21.42%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.20%0.10%0.00%0.30%2.52%9.87%20.85%66.16%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss7.14%50.00%28.57%14.29%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (302 people, 23.87%)
  2. Hypertension (118 people, 9.33%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (44 people, 3.48%)
  4. Depression (38 people, 3.00%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (36 people, 2.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (200 people, 15.81%)
  2. Synthroid (93 people, 7.35%)
  3. Atenolol (91 people, 7.19%)
  4. Norvasc (82 people, 6.48%)
  5. Toprol-xl (81 people, 6.40%)

* 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 (19 hours ago):

  • I have had severe loss/thinning of hair over this last year, and it seems to be getting worse over the last 6 months. I lose an inordinate amount of hair whenever I brush, comb, or shampoo my hair.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I have always head a thick head of hair and the alopecia started a few years ago.

    Reply

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