Review: could Lipitor cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 129,745 people who take Lipitor. Among them, 1,264 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,452 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood cholesterol decreased. Commonly reported side effects of Lipitor include weakness, muscle aches, myalgia aggravated, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Hair loss (latest reports from 223,179 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 123,600 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,264 people (1.02%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Lipitor when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||13.28%||19.53%||17.19%||24.22%||10.94%||10.16%||4.69% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Lipitor * :
|Hair loss||78.56%||21.44% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Lipitor * :
|Hair loss||0.20%||0.10%||0.00%||0.30%||2.52%||9.88%||20.77%||66.23% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||7.69%||46.15%||30.77%||15.38% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (302 people, 23.89%)
- Hypertension (118 people, 9.34%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (44 people, 3.48%)
- Depression (37 people, 2.93%)
- Diabetes mellitus (36 people, 2.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (200 people, 15.82%)
- Synthroid (93 people, 7.36%)
- Atenolol (91 people, 7.20%)
- Norvasc (82 people, 6.49%)
- Toprol-xl (81 people, 6.41%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have always head a thick head of hair and the alopecia started a few years ago.
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onset seemed to be a result of taking lipitor, but had amlodipine besylate added to my requirements.
From this study (1 year ago):
I have lost approximately 75% of my hair since I started taking Forteo in mid-August of 2012. I started out with extremely thick hair so this loss is huge, and it's obvious I will end up with no hair. It's a frightening prospect and terrible trade-off to re-build bone tissue.
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