Aa
A
A
Close
3170462 tn?1344721152
Statins and Hair Loss
I was wondering if anyone here has experienced hair loss from taking a statin. My husband was placed on Lipitor about 5 months ago and has noticed that he's losing more than a normal amount of hair. His hairline isn't receding; it's thinning from all over.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
159619 tn?1318997813
Hair loss from Lipitor happens in patients in .1% to 1% of users. You should mention it to his doctor as there are other statins that are not as likely to have this side effect.

Jon
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
63984 tn?1385441539
jeannine as Jon suggests, it's a possibility, but hair loss could be linked to all sorts of issues.  Certainly, genetics play a huge role as does stress and many other issues.  In my case, I started turning bald about age 40, ten years before I started taking statins.  I wear my bald pate proudly, and I must tell you, a low cholesterol level trumps a head of hair!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight.
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar universal
Blank
Larryshaw1 commented on photo
Jun 20
139792 tn?1447663565
Blank
Dalubaba commented on photo
Jun 13
Avatar universal
Blank
Lindyajk commented on period after natural ...
Jun 09
Cholesterol Community Resources