Trilipix And Hair Loss

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Robert Redford Says:


Just took myself off trilipix was on it for almost 4 months. It really dropped my trig cholestrol and other cholestrol. But during the last month I have had a lot of hair loss. I stopped using it 3 weeks ago and still have hair loss the hair is very fine. My hair is normally very thick. Has anyone else had this?



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Verwon Says:

Trilipix contains the active ingredient Fenofibric Acid, it is used to help lower cholesterol.

Does you doctor know you are going off of this medication? Have you discussed it with them?

Hairloss is not a listed side effect of this medication, are you on anything else that may be causing it?



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Robert Redford Says:

Yes he knows. I just had my blood work done and all readings are normal. My cholesterol is on its way back up. If it were up to me I would never had used this drug. I have been off it for 2 months and I am still losing a lot of hair. Even my beard barely grows now to the point where I don't even have to shave daily. I am not taking any other medication. I am not a happy camper right now.

I also appear to be the only person on the planet that has been on this medication. Besides the study panel of course.

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Dawn Says:

I too have been experiencing excessive hair loss after being on Trilipix for 3 mo. I have just this week stopped taking the drug after calling my doctor. I am dismayed to think I may be losing even more hair in the coming weeks. I also started hair loss treatments today because my stylist noticed a significant loss. So...this man is not the only one on the planet with this problem!!!!

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Bea Says:

A family member of mine also experienced hair loss after being on Trilipix for about 6 months. She too took herself off it recently.

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sassysarah Says:

I have been taking Trilipix for about 8 months & have noticed that my hair has been thinning out. My hair was a little thicker before I started taking this. It is not listed as a side effect but I did not have this problem until I started Trilipix! I will be telling my Dr. to take me off because of this & due to the high co-pay!

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Maria Says:

I started Trilipix and Crestor. Within the last 10 months I have lost half my hair and can't hide my scalp. I don't know which one to quit taking. It looks like they both cause hair loss. I am a female so this is devastating!

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francine Says:

Yes, I started losing my hair after being on the Tripilix
for nearly 4 months. It is still falling out and I lost
the natural curl. Does anyone know if my hair will
grow back. I have contacted the FDA and they are
sending me a form to fill out. They want people to report
any side affects. I was informed that it has been on
the market for since 2008. I also have had horrific
heartburn. I stopped taking the drug 8 days ago.


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francine Says:

Yes, I started losing my hair after being on the Trilipix
for nearly 4 months. It is still falling out and I lost
the natural curl. Does anyone know if my hair will
grow back. I have contacted the FDA and they are
sending me a form to fill out. They want people to report
any side affects. I was informed that it has been on
the market for since 2008. I also have had horrific
heartburn. I stopped taking the drug 8 days ago.


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jer Says:

I had significant hair loss taking Trilipix... I took the medication approximately 4 months... the generic brand I couldn't tolerate, so I took the actual Trilipix brand. I lost about half of my hair, to the point where I had to wear wigs. My doctor told me to stop taking this medication, I did, my levels are OK, and after about 8 months, my hair is just now starting to grow back, although it's very fine and thin. I wish I had never taken Trilipix

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Francine Says:

I still continue to lose hair. Have not seen my beautician
in 4 months. This along with the severe stomach distress has caused me much concern.

I have had heartburn in the past, but nothing can
compare to the episodes I have had when I took the
drug. Took every med known to man.The burning
settled down after 3 hours. I really thought that a visit
to the ER was in order. Will never, every take that
drug again. Going to contact the drug company that
makes this drug.
Take care to all....
Has anyone suffered with sever back ache when they were on the drug?
Hope everyone who is on this drug keeps posting.


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Johny Says:

I have been taking Trilipix for almost a year now. My triglicerides is normal now. But, one thing that I noticed is that I have lost a whole lot of hair. I was seriously suspecting it is because of the Trilipix. That's how I started searching online if anyone else has the same issue. Seems like what I doubted was true. I would not take off this medication becasue then my triglicerides would go up and it can cause serious issues on the long term. But, I am wonderinf if there is any alternative medicine without any side effects.

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Francine Says:

I heard a shot glass of olive oil day does wonders for
this, but check with your Dr. and tell him about your hair loss.
Exercise is supposed to lower the readings.
In my humble opinion, I think this drug is causing way to much harm to our bodies.
I am going to contact the Drug Co. and inform them of this current problem

I lost 2 members of my family from adverse reactions to drugs and one brother-in-law who suffered a stroke
just settled on a class action suit for taking a certain drug. On 60 minutes last nite, it was stated that
80% of the active ingredient in drugs prescribed to us
in the USA come from overseas, and they maybe counterfeit...real comforting news.

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William J Warkman Says:

I have been taking Trilipix for almost a year now. My scalp started itching constantly. Soon after I noticed a significant hair loss problem. I thought it was my imagination until my Barber pointed out to me places on my head that had hair on my last visit, but was gone now. If my Doctor takes me off Trilipix will the hair grow back?

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Gentle Shepherd Says:

I was taking Trilipix for 18 months, my number were almost perfect, I did experience some hair loss but passed it off to getting older. However, in April I ended up in the hospital with Acute Pancreatitis. The doctors were perplexed about why it happened. I was only in the hospital for 3 days, white counts at 40K on admission and overnight down to 10K, Released on 3rd day with no after attacks, met with a specialist after some research on the pancreatitis issue directed to Trilipix he changed my diagnosis from Pacreatitis due to unknown causes to Drug Induced Pancreatitis with Trilipix as the primary reason. Currently not taking any cholestrol meds, BUT interestingly my hair has started to grow back, I just noticed that the hair on my arms is growing where it had fallen out. Could be an interesting new side to life.

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Francine Says:

Well, I contacted the FDA and they sent me a form
to fill out..sent it back. My hair is growing back but
the texture is not the same. Still experience some hair
loss when I wash my hair, not nearly the amount I lost
when taking that drug.

My heartburn has let up and my count is 196.
Fish oil is a wonder for many people, but I have
problems with it..So, I guess I will have to try and
get some info off the net and see what I can do to
reduce the count.

One thing is for sure, no more new drugs for me.
Take care to all..
Francine

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Paul Says:

I have been using Trilipix for a few years. Like some others, I thought the loss was due to age. My hair is thinner and have a bald spot on the top of my head. I have been trying to figure out what has changed in my life and the only thing I can think of is the Trilipix. I am angry with the loss of hair and pray that it will grow back. I see my endocrinologist next week and will insist that he put me on something else.

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Francine Says:

Understand your concern. My hair is growing back, but
the texture is not the same. When I shower, there is hair falls out...and when I brush my hair, I get a good amount of hair loss. Before taking the drug, there was no hair loss. My beautician would comment on how much hair I had. Have not gone to a beauty shop in nearly a year. Don't want anyone to touch my scalp let alone even thinking of taking that drug.

Hang in there, it is the drug and not our age that caused
this horrible thing to happen.
Am grateful to be alive, but really upset that drugs
are allowed to out in the mainstream with absolutely
no concern by the drug companies. I

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Maria Says:

An update to my post....
When I first started losing hair my doctors said it couldn't be Trilipix because hair loss is not a reported side effects. Well let me tell you, it IS. I have now verified that it is indeed Trilipix that caused me to lose half my hair on my head, legs, eyebrows and eyelashes. Every single time (6 attempts so far) I try to go back on Trilipix I immediately lose more hair. Stop Trilipix and the hair loss stops, take Trilipix and the hair loss starts. I have now been totally off Trilipix for 4 months and my hair is starting to ALL grow back everywhere. Trilipix needs to be looked into for causing some major hair loss!! And SOON! This devastated my life and I'd like to see this looked into before others experience what I have. Doctors need to pay attention, just because it's not listed as a side effect that does not mean that it's not. It may simply mean that it just hasn't been reported enough yet.

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Lee Says:

Took Trilipix and Zetia and ended up with severe, acute pancreatitis as a result of common bile duct blocked by gallstone. Surgeon dx. as drug induced blockage.

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Paul Says:

Yes, I did. Unfortunately I took it for years before I realized that the med may be the cause for my loss and thinning hair. I have been off it for about 5 months now. Not sure of any improvement. My hair is thinner, like yours and is thinner in front and a spot in back. I am on a new med, but not sure if it is better. Can't think of the name right now. I guess the bottom line, as far as I am concerned, if it is a choice between hair and health, I will let go of the hair. But, I am trying all med options first.

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