Lovastatin and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Lovastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 17,510 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA. Among them, 153 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Lovastatin

Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lovastatin 18,467 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,240 Hair loss patients).

On Feb, 02, 2017

17,510 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin.
Among them, 153 people (0.87%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovastatin cause Hair loss?

Time on Lovastatin when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Lovastatin *:

  • female: 83.44 %
  • male: 16.56 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Lovastatin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.56 %
  • 40-49: 11.72 %
  • 50-59: 24.22 %
  • 60+: 62.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (53 people, 34.64%)
  • High Blood Pressure (34 people, 22.22%)
  • Sleep Disorder (14 people, 9.15%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (14 people, 9.15%)
  • Depression (12 people, 7.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (20 people, 13.07%)
  • Spiriva (15 people, 9.80%)
  • Lisinopril (15 people, 9.80%)
  • Paxil (12 people, 7.84%)
  • Prilosec (11 people, 7.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (31 people, 20.26%)
  • Chest Pain (26 people, 16.99%)
  • Rashes (22 people, 14.38%)
  • Hypoaesthesia (22 people, 14.38%)
  • Nausea (20 people, 13.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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