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Review: could Lovaza cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Lovaza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Vitamin d, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 10,042 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA and social media. Among them, 117 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Lovaza

Lovaza (latest outcomes from 10,391 users) has active ingredients of omega-3-acid ethyl esters. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,693 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza. Among them, 117 people (1.17%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.05% of all the 226,534 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Lovaza reports

Time on Lovaza when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss25.00%25.00%25.00%18.75%6.25%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss84.35%15.65%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.00%13.00%22.00%60.00%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Lovaza ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss20.00%40.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

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

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (13 people, 11.11%)
  2. Hypertension (13 people, 11.11%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 9.40%)
  4. Asthma (9 people, 7.69%)
  5. Breast cancer (9 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d (31 people, 26.50%)
  2. Aspirin (25 people, 21.37%)
  3. Calcium (21 people, 17.95%)
  4. Synthroid (21 people, 17.95%)
  5. Multi-vitamins (16 people, 13.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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