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 8,493 people who have side effects while taking Pravastatin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 58 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Pravastatin sodium has active ingredients of pravastatin sodium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 9,315 Pravastatin sodium users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)
On Feb, 13, 2015: 8,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Pravastatin sodium. Among them, 58 people (0.68%) 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||7.14%||7.14%||7.14%||28.57%||14.29%||21.43%||14.29% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
|Hair loss||77.97%||22.03% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Pravastatin sodium * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.08%||4.08%||38.78%||53.06% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Pravastatin sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||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, 10.34%)
- Cholesterol (5 people, 8.62%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 6.90%)
- Hyperlipidaemia (3 people, 5.17%)
- High blood cholesterol (3 people, 5.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Actos (6 people, 10.34%)
- Lasix (6 people, 10.34%)
- Tarka (5 people, 8.62%)
- Tramadol hcl (5 people, 8.62%)
- Lisinopril (5 people, 8.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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