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Review: could Pravastatin sodium cause Hair loss?





Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Pravastatin sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Actos, and have Heart rate increased.

We study 8,466 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 57 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Pravastatin sodium

Pravastatin sodium has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Pravastatin sodium 9,285 users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.(latest reports from Hair loss 41,549 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 8,460 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 57 people (0.67%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Pravastatin sodium reports

Time on Pravastatin sodium when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss7.69%7.69%7.69%30.77%7.69%23.08%15.38%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss77.59%22.41%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Pravastatin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.17%4.17%37.50%54.17%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%63.64%36.36%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

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

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Heart rate increased (6 people, 10.53%)
  2. Cholesterol (5 people, 8.77%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 7.02%)
  4. High blood cholesterol (3 people, 5.26%)
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia (3 people, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Actos (6 people, 10.53%)
  2. Lasix (6 people, 10.53%)
  3. Lisinopril (5 people, 8.77%)
  4. Tarka (5 people, 8.77%)
  5. Tramadol hcl (5 people, 8.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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