Review: could Lovastatin cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Lovastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.
We study 11,587 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 95 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,078 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Hair loss (latest reports from 226,694 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 11,598 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 95 people (0.82%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.04% of all the 226,536 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.
Time on Lovastatin 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||0.00%||16.67%||16.67%||33.33%||0.00%||16.67%||16.67% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Lovastatin * :
|Hair loss||83.16%||16.84% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Lovastatin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.53%||17.65%||17.65%||61.18% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Lovastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (22 people, 23.16%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (15 people, 15.79%)
- Sleep disorder (14 people, 14.74%)
- Osteoporosis (8 people, 8.42%)
- Breast cancer (8 people, 8.42%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (19 people, 20.00%)
- Calcium (17 people, 17.89%)
- Multi-vitamin (13 people, 13.68%)
- Lisinopril (12 people, 12.63%)
- Spiriva (12 people, 12.63%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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