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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 129,823 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 (latest outcomes from 132,712 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Hair loss (latest reports from 229,504 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Oct, 25, 2014: 129,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,268 people (0.98%) 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||12.88%||18.94%||16.67%||23.48%||10.61%||12.88%||4.55% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Lipitor * :
|Hair loss||78.63%||21.37% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Lipitor * :
|Hair loss||0.20%||0.10%||0.00%||0.30%||2.51%||9.84%||20.88%||66.16% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||5.88%||47.06%||35.29%||11.76% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||20.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (302 people, 23.82%)
- Hypertension (118 people, 9.31%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (44 people, 3.47%)
- Depression (39 people, 3.08%)
- Diabetes mellitus (36 people, 2.84%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (200 people, 15.77%)
- Synthroid (93 people, 7.33%)
- Atenolol (91 people, 7.18%)
- Norvasc (82 people, 6.47%)
- Toprol-xl (81 people, 6.39%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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(Asked by a 47 year old man who has Hair Loss, and takes Oxcarbazepine)
has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 mi ...
- My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
(Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, High Blood Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Dementia (controlled), and takes Multivitamin, Lipitor, Claritin, Allopurinol, Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Namenda Xr, Aricept, Dicyclomine Hydrochloride, Bystolic, Lexapro)
My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid ...
- Laryngitis from depression?
(Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Diabetic, Heart Attack, Hardly Any Voice For 8wks. Long History Of Depression. , and takes Lipitor, Metformin, Insulin, Prozac)
I had a heart attack 3yrs ago, finding it hard to handle. Waiting for a complete knee replacement, also long history of back problems. Chronic pain. Diabetic on insulin.
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now i've stopped using it, but i lost hair in frontal region and i want to regrow it.
(Asked by a 21 year old man who has Hair Loss, and takes Fluticasone Propionate)
What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking Fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now I've stopped using it, but I lost hair in frontal region and I want to regrow it.
- What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking xanax. i understand it has caused my hair loss. i once had very thick hair. now i'm almost bald. i'm stopping the xanax. now what??
(Asked by a 64 year old woman who has Loss Of Hair, and takes Xanax)
How can I get my hair to grow back if I stop xanax
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