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Review: could Lovastatin cause Hair loss?

We study 11,608 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

Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,104 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 11,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 95 people (0.82%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Lovastatin reports

Time on Lovastatin when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%16.67%16.67%33.33%0.00%16.67%16.67%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss83.16%16.84%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.53%17.65%17.65%61.18%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Lovastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (22 people, 23.16%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (15 people, 15.79%)
  3. Sleep disorder (14 people, 14.74%)
  4. Osteoporosis (8 people, 8.42%)
  5. Breast cancer (8 people, 8.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (19 people, 20.00%)
  2. Calcium (17 people, 17.89%)
  3. Multi-vitamin (13 people, 13.68%)
  4. Lisinopril (12 people, 12.63%)
  5. Spiriva (12 people, 12.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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