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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 Hypertension.

We study 77,462 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

Simvastatin (latest outcomes from 80,801 users) has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Trend of simvastatin reports

Hair loss

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

Trend of Hair loss reports

On Nov, 28, 2014: 77,462 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 518 people (0.67%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Simvastatin reports

Time on Simvastatin when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss1.45%23.19%20.29%11.59%30.43%11.59%1.45%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Simvastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.24%0.00%1.90%7.38%25.71%64.76%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%61.90%33.33%4.76%

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. Hypertension (107 people, 20.66%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (92 people, 17.76%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (79 people, 15.25%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (61 people, 11.78%)
  5. Pain (48 people, 9.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (116 people, 22.39%)
  2. Prilosec (83 people, 16.02%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (77 people, 14.86%)
  4. Potassium chloride (67 people, 12.93%)
  5. Lisinopril (66 people, 12.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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