Review: could Lovastatin cause Hair loss?
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 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 11,626 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 has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 12,124 Lovastatin users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Hair loss patients)
On Mar, 28, 2015: 11,626 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 95 people (0.82%) have Hair Loss.
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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Hydralazine Hydrochloride for a 56-year old man with High Blood Pressure. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Amlodipine Besylate for a 66-year old woman with Hypertension. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Diazepam for a 32-year old woman with Stress And Anxiety. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of drug interactions between Centrum, Biotin, Lexapro, Vitamin D, Verapamil Hydrochloride, Losartan for a 65-year old woman with Vitamin B2 Deficiency, Hair Growth Abnormal, Anxiety Disorder, Vitamin D Decreased, Blood Pressure Increased. The patient has Hair Loss, Night Sweats
- A study of drug interactions between Zoloft, Hydrochlorothiazide, Metoprolol Tartrate for a 65-year old woman with Panic Attack, High Blood Pressure. The patient has Hair Loss, Abdominal Bloating, Ureteral Spasm, Pelvic Discomfort
Recent Lovastatin related drug comparison:
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