Lovaza and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Lovaza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Synthroid, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 13,195 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA. Among them, 150 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Lovaza

Lovaza has active ingredients of omega-3-acid ethyl esters. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lovaza 13,836 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, 25, 2017

13,195 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza.
Among them, 150 people (1.14%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovaza cause Hair loss?

Time on Lovaza when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 80.42 %
  • male: 19.58 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.33 %
  • 40-49: 10.83 %
  • 50-59: 19.17 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (49 people, 32.67%)
  • High Blood Pressure (22 people, 14.67%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (14 people, 9.33%)
  • Pain (10 people, 6.67%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (10 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (25 people, 16.67%)
  • Aspirin (24 people, 16.00%)
  • Lipitor (16 people, 10.67%)
  • Crestor (15 people, 10.00%)
  • Ambien (13 people, 8.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (32 people, 21.33%)
  • Pain (23 people, 15.33%)
  • Nausea (18 people, 12.00%)
  • Joint Pain (16 people, 10.67%)
  • Headache (16 people, 10.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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