Review: could Lipitor cause Hair loss?
We study 129,760 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,267 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,648 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Hair loss (latest reports from 228,428 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Aug, 15, 2014: 129,748 people reported to have side effects when taking Lipitor. Among them, 1,267 people (0.98%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.56% of all the 228,004 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
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||12.98%||19.08%||16.79%||23.66%||10.69%||12.21%||4.58% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Lipitor * :
|Hair loss||78.61%||21.39% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Lipitor * :
|Hair loss||0.20%||0.10%||0.00%||0.30%||2.51%||9.85%||20.80%||66.23% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Lipitor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||6.25%||50.00%||31.25%||12.50% |
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, 23.84%)
- Hypertension (118 people, 9.31%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (44 people, 3.47%)
- Depression (38 people, 3.00%)
- Diabetes mellitus (36 people, 2.84%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (200 people, 15.79%)
- Synthroid (93 people, 7.34%)
- 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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From this study (4 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.
From this study (8 months ago):
I have always head a thick head of hair and the alopecia started a few years ago.
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