Review: could Simvastatin cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Simvastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 77,499 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 518 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 80,843 Simvastatin users)
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, 28, 2015: 77,499 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 518 people (0.67%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Simvastatin 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||1.45%||23.19%||20.29%||11.59%||30.43%||11.59%||1.45% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Simvastatin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.24%||0.00%||1.90%||7.38%||25.71%||64.76% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Simvastatin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||61.90%||33.33%||4.76% |
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 * :
- Hypertension (107 people, 20.66%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (92 people, 17.76%)
- Diabetes mellitus (79 people, 15.25%)
- Blood cholesterol (61 people, 11.78%)
- Pain (48 people, 9.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (116 people, 22.39%)
- Prilosec (83 people, 16.02%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (77 people, 14.86%)
- Potassium chloride (67 people, 12.93%)
- Lisinopril (66 people, 12.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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