Simvastatin and Hair loss - from FDA reports
Hair loss is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 129,471 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA. Among them, 1,000 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 135,928 users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,240 Hair loss patients).
On Feb, 20, 2017
129,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin.
Among them, 1,000 people (0.77%) have Hair Loss
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Simvastatin when people have Hair Loss *:
- < 1 month: 3.41 %
- 1 - 6 months: 30.68 %
- 6 - 12 months: 20.45 %
- 1 - 2 years: 13.64 %
- 2 - 5 years: 10.23 %
- 5 - 10 years: 7.95 %
- 10+ years: 13.64 %
Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Simvastatin *:
- female: 82.03 %
- male: 17.97 %
Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Simvastatin *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.4 %
- 20-29: 0.66 %
- 30-39: 1.98 %
- 40-49: 5.94 %
- 50-59: 21.8 %
- 60+: 69.22 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Cholesterol (375 people, 37.50%)
- High Blood Pressure (207 people, 20.70%)
- Diabetes (99 people, 9.90%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (68 people, 6.80%)
- Depression (63 people, 6.30%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Aspirin (134 people, 13.40%)
- Prilosec (103 people, 10.30%)
- Lisinopril (100 people, 10.00%)
- Levothyroxine Sodium (81 people, 8.10%)
- Omeprazole (73 people, 7.30%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fatigue (209 people, 20.90%)
- Diarrhea (180 people, 18.00%)
- Nausea (168 people, 16.80%)
- Weight Decreased (139 people, 13.90%)
- Pain (138 people, 13.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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