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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 High blood pressure.

We study 77,518 people who have side effects while taking Simvastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 519 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Simvastatin

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 80,864 Simvastatin 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 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 77,518 people reported to have side effects when taking Simvastatin. Among them, 519 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%7.36%25.89%64.61%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Simvastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%59.09%31.82%9.09%

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, 20.62%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (92 people, 17.73%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (79 people, 15.22%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (61 people, 11.75%)
  5. Pain (48 people, 9.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (116 people, 22.35%)
  2. Prilosec (83 people, 15.99%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (77 people, 14.84%)
  4. Potassium chloride (67 people, 12.91%)
  5. Lisinopril (66 people, 12.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    My mom was prescribed simvastatin to reduce her cholesterol. Within a couple of weeks taking it she complained about muscle pain in her back to her doc. Doc said it was normal. She continued to take the statin until the pain moved down her leg to her calf. She had a blood test and the doc told her to stop taking it. She did but the pain is still there (more than a year).
    My mom believes her sciatic pain is directly related to her use of the statin.
    She's been off it for more than a year. Has the statin permanently damaged her?
    What can she do besides the PT that she has been doing?
    Thanks.
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    I am taking all of the meds listed especially the newest drug, Pradaxa, which my Primary Doctor knows nothing about. He said since it is new there is no data out there on other medicines you can use with Pradaxa. I have now got the Flu and he doesn't know of any medication I can take with me taking Pradaxa. What am I to do, just die? Does anyone out there that is taking Pradaxa and had the Flu or even a cold what medication did you take for flu and/or cold? PLEASE WILL SOMEBODY HELP ME!
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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Not sure how this works. I listed the medications I use. Past few years I have had lots of hair loss and more hair loss when I started taking simvastatin.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • urinary tract infections began within the last year and occur every 2 months
    hair loss and breast pain began about 2 years ago

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I had some hair thinning over the past 10+ years and was told it was due to HBP and medications. Since taking phentermine and topiramate for weight loss along with the other meds hair loss has tripled at a radical rate. I stopped taking topiramate about a month ago and still the hair keeps falling out. When will it stop and will my hair grow back. The doctor recommended 5% minoxidil along with the vitamins I'm taking. I've been taking 10,000 mcg. Biotin, Hair Skin & Nails, E and Fish oil (used to help reduce the cholesterol).

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