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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 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 129,845 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,269 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 132,739 users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Hair loss 41,549 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 129,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,269 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 loss12.78%18.80%16.54%23.31%10.53%12.78%5.26%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss78.64%21.36%

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%9.83%20.96%66.10%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Lipitor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss5.56%44.44%38.89%11.11%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%18.18%81.82%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (302 people, 23.80%)
  2. Hypertension (119 people, 9.38%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (44 people, 3.47%)
  4. Depression (39 people, 3.07%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (36 people, 2.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (200 people, 15.76%)
  2. Synthroid (93 people, 7.33%)
  3. Atenolol (91 people, 7.17%)
  4. Norvasc (82 people, 6.46%)
  5. Toprol-xl (81 people, 6.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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