Do statins cause alopecia?

· London Medicines Information Service

Most UK licensed statins (hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors) have been reported by manufacturers to cause hair loss as a side effect. This Medicines Q&A aims to review incidence of alopecia with UK licensed statins.

AtorvastatinCardiovascular system disordersFluvastatinPravastatinQ&ARosuvastatinSimvastatinSkin disorders

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