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Review: could Lipitor cause Hair loss?

We study 129,802 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,268 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 132,675 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 129,768 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,268 people (0.98%) have Hair Loss.

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 loss12.88%18.94%16.67%23.48%10.61%12.88%4.55%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss78.63%21.37%

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%2.51%9.84%20.88%66.16%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss5.88%47.06%35.29%11.76%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (302 people, 23.82%)
  2. Hypertension (118 people, 9.31%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (44 people, 3.47%)
  4. Depression (39 people, 3.08%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (36 people, 2.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (200 people, 15.77%)
  2. Synthroid (93 people, 7.33%)
  3. Atenolol (91 people, 7.18%)
  4. Norvasc (82 people, 6.47%)
  5. Toprol-xl (81 people, 6.39%)

* 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 (6 months 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 (11 months ago):

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

    Reply

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