Review: could Lovastatin cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 11,590 people who take Lovastatin. Among them, 95 have Hair loss. See who they are, when they have Hair loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 11,491 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, blood cholesterol decreased. Commonly reported side effects of Lovastatin include nausea, weakness, breathing difficulty, dizziness, fatigue.
Hair loss (latest reports from 222,126 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 10,996 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 89 people (0.81%) 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||82.02%||17.98% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Lovastatin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.80%||16.46%||16.46%||63.29% |
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 (21 people, 23.60%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (15 people, 16.85%)
- Sleep disorder (14 people, 15.73%)
- Osteoporosis (8 people, 8.99%)
- Muscle spasms (7 people, 7.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (19 people, 21.35%)
- Calcium (15 people, 16.85%)
- Multi-vitamin (13 people, 14.61%)
- Spiriva (12 people, 13.48%)
- Vitamin b-12 (12 people, 13.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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