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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 8,478 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 9,302 Pravastatin sodium 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 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 8,478 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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  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
  • Is pravastatin na is also used for lower mcholesterol?
    need to know ,as i read a study that patients 60+ years old with Pravastatin sodiun, Impotence is Found
  • If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
    has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
  • Has anyone had side affects and/or drug interactions from xarelto and prevastatin?
    I currently take xarelto after a bout of multiple blood clots in both lungs...I have just been diagnosed with high cholesterol and dr wants me to take prevastatin and I'm concerned about side affects and/or drug interactions
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    Am trying to figure out just why, since stent insertion, I have developed insomnia which keeps me from getting to sleep at night. Brilinta is the only new drug I am taking.I am very sleepy, falling asleep in my chair while watching TV, but wide awake when I go to bed and staying awake until two or three in the morning. I do not nap during the day and am pretty active with cardio rehab and walking the dogs three times a day.

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  • From this study (2 years 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.

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  • From this study (3 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

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  • From this study (4 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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