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Hair Loss Due to the Drug Use

Hair Loss Due to the Drug Use

WHAT ARE THE DRUGS THAT MAKE HAIR LOSS?

Cardiovascular Drugs

  • Amiodarone
  • Captopril Telogen Effluvium
  • Enalapril
  • Methyldopa
  • Metoprolol Telogen Effluvium
  • Propranolol Telogen Effluvium

 

Anticoagulants

  • Heparin
  • Coumarin
  • Fenindion
  • LMW heparins Telogen Effluvium
  • (enoxaparin, dalteparin) Telogen Effluvium
  • Warfarin Telogen Effluvium

 

Rheumatological Drugs

  • Allopurinol
  • Antimalarials (chloroquine, mepacrine)
  • Colchicine
  • Penicillamine

Endocrine Drugs

  • Bromocriptine
  • Carbimazole
  • Clomid
  • Danazol
  • Thiouracil
  • Quit taking Oral Contraceptives
  • Testosterone Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)
  • Anabolic Steroids Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)
  • DHEA Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)
  • Levonorgestrel (Mirena, some birth control pills) Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)

Analgesics / Anti-inflammatories

  • Indomethacin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen

Antibiotics / Anthelmintics

  • Paraminosalicylates
  • Benzimidazoles (albendazole,mebendazole)
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Isoniazid Telogen Effluvium
  • Antiretrovirals (Indinavir) Telojen Effluvium

Antiepileptics / Psychotropic Drugs

  • Pentosan Polysulfate
  • Amphetamines
  • Carbamazepine
  • Lithium Telogen Effluvium
  • Sodium Valproate Telogen Effluvium

 

  • SSRI’s (Fluoxetine) Telogen Effluvium

Cytotoxic, antitumor drugs are generally effective in the ANAGEN phase and make anagen effluvium.

  • Azathioprine
  • Bleomycin
  • Chlorambucil (rare)
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cytarabine
  • Dacarbazine
  • Daunorubicin
  • Idarubicin
  • Paclitaxel
  • Docetaxel
  • Vinblastine
  • Vincristine
  • Etoposide
  • Topotecan
  • Irinotecan
  • Gemcitabine
  • Actinomycin D
  • Busulfan
  • Radiation

High-dose vitamin A, Retinoids, Acetretin, Isotretinoin Telogen Effluvium causes hair loss.

There is some evidence that patients with hair loss are also genetically close to cardiovascular diseases. In this case, the judgment that the drugs cause hair loss alone may be misleading.

You must visit your doctor before quitting the drug used for hair loss.