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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 High blood cholesterol.

We study 129,879 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 132,784 Lipitor 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 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 25, 2015: 129,879 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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    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
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    Is headache normal,never happened before.usually have throbbing headache fora minute after atrial fib episode,but not one lasting all day.
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    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 milligrams
  • 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?
    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 dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
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    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.

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