Review: could Pravastatin cause Hair loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 8,353 people who take Pravastatin. Among them, 56 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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Pravastatin sodium (latest outcomes from 9,142 users) has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol, blood cholesterol decreased. Commonly reported side effects of Pravastatin sodium include weakness, fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, diarrhea.
Hair loss (latest reports from 223,431 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 7,996 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 55 people (0.69%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Pravastatin sodium 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||8.33%||8.33%||8.33%||25.00%||8.33%||25.00%||16.67% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
|Hair loss||76.79%||23.21% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.35%||4.35%||39.13%||52.17% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||60.00%||40.00%||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 * :
- Heart rate increased (6 people, 10.91%)
- Cholesterol (5 people, 9.09%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 7.27%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 5.45%)
- Hypercholesterolaemia (3 people, 5.45%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (6 people, 10.91%)
- Actos (6 people, 10.91%)
- Lisinopril (5 people, 9.09%)
- Tramadol hcl (5 people, 9.09%)
- Tarka (5 people, 9.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (13 months ago):
The neurologists tell me I have severe sleep apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome. I also have a tendency for depression. As for the RLS, I have never been quite sure, because of all the symptoms I have read are not like what I suffer from.
What happens is this, when I lie down for a nap or sleep for the night, I'm ok for about ten minutes. Then when I feel I am about to doze off, my left and only my left leg starts to involutarily jump (or spasm).It occurs in the upper part of my leg and maybe as high as my buttock. At first the events are spaced apart but quickly become more frequent and happen every 15~17 seconds. No GUFF regular as a clock! The spasms are almost always the same in nature,with no warning, completely involuntary. It hits my left leg in a very sudden,strong,movement that peters out with several weaker tremors. I compare it to lightning strike or an Earth quake. More like a seizure perhaps, nothing at all like a worm like feeling or urge to move. I am 56 now and have been having these NIGHTLY since age 33. I can't remember when I last had a good night's deep, uninterrupted sleep.
So,although the jumping does not stop, the Clonazepam(addicted to now)helps me sleep through it.
Two years ago my family Doc sent me to see another neurologist who put me on Mirapex. The Mirapex works!!! No involutary spasms..BUT..I absolutely hate the side effects. There are many.Almost always dream about non-sensical stuff almost like nightmares.There is a certain restlessness at night that sets in Difficulty urinating,dizziness,difficulty concentrating at work, and now...and this bugs me big time...hairloss.
All my life I have had a full thick head of hair. Despite greying early in life, I always had strong hair. Strange coincidence that I started losing my hair shortly after commencing the Pramipexole.
Anyway,I plan to try cutting back on the stuff to see if the hairloss stops or at least lessens.
Thank you very much, Robert Marleau.
From this study (2 years ago):
I lost 50 % of my long thick hair with in 3 months it took 2 yrs after stopping drug for my hair to grow back
From this study (3 years ago):
since taking pravastatin, sodium,40mg, i have been having more and more hair loss. hair has gotten very fine and have places of all different lengths!
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