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Medications That May Be Causing You Hair Loss

Dr Benjaming Stong

There are all sorts of reasons why you may be experiencing hair thinning or hair loss. But if you’ve already ruled out common causes like genetics, stress, or aging, it may be time to take a look at the medications your taking.

Several commonly prescribed medications could be causing a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium – a change in the number of hair follicles that actually produce hair. Telogen effluvium affects the entire scalp, can be chronic or acute, and is typically caused by some type of stress or shock, causing the roots of the hair to prematurely “rest” and then shed.

It’s very important to remember that you should never abruptly stop taking a medication you’ve prescribed.

But if you’re on any of these medications, and think they may be to blame for your hair loss, consider talking to your doctor about available alternatives.

  • Blood thinners, like those often prescribed for heart disease.
  • Female hormones, including birth control, estrogen, and progesterone
  • Antidepressants and antianxiety medications
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Male hormones, including testosterone
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Anti-seizure medications
  • Drugs derived from vitamin A, such as acne medications
  • Cholesterol-lowering medication

And if you’re looking for the latest, safest, and most effective hair restoration procedures to help reverse your hair loss and regain your confidence, give Kalos Hair Transplant a call today!

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