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Evista Side Effects Hair Loss
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Think I'll need the pill for controlling my periods, but I'm terrified of side effects! Hair loss, weight gain, acne, etc! Any pill with no problems?
Hormones hair loss: Finasteride is used to treat men with big prostate glands that cause problems urinating. It works by blocking the conversion testosterone, one male hormone into another, more potent one, dihydrotestosterone. It also stops male genetic hair loss it is also used for elderly women, who are losing hair. If a young woman takes the drug and gets pregnant, it would harm her male fetus. ...Read more
Fairly uncommon.: Below is a table showing the proportion of men experiencing sexual side effects compared to placebo. In a 12-month clinical trial, 1.2% of patients taking Propecia (finasteride) (n=945) stopped due to adverse sexual side effects. This is compared to 0.9% of sexual side effects experienced on placebo. For more information, visit the fda: ...Read more
I'm 16 years male, I'm deciding to take anti-testosterone to stop hair loss. Does it have side effects?
Don't Do It: First it will not work. Period. It is foolhardy to believe so. That product is a sham. And, do you want your testicles and potentially your genitals to shrink? To lose the ability to be a father some day? Please get some sanity in your life and get a good medical advisor to help you with your health. ...Read more
I am using daily surbex-z multivitamin at night and evione 400 mg at morning because of hair loss. Have it any side effects?
Is Propecia/finasteride for hair loss safe for a 28 year old to take? Are side effects very common? Is it safe to take for years in the long term?
Here are some...: Known & obvious to most, no drug comes with 100% in its effectiveness & safety, and no doctor can predict what side effects may happen an individual. So, one has to clearly understand what is the goals & expectation of taking a drug, and to embrace the outcome of taking it with caution in collaboration with doc. This is life reality. Hence, the answer to your Q is yes to possible side effect &... ...Read more
Any docs know any likely side effects of finasteride for hair loss? I know there's a chance of ED but what percent? Is the risk to benefit worth it?
Derm suggest Accutane. I'm afraid of the side effects to hair. I'm very vain about my hair after an incident. Is hair loss/thinning common? Anything else?
I have yet to be in touch with a dermatologist I don't trust.
You need to bring this to the attention of your dermatologist who will work you through this.
Everything should turn out OK. ...Read more
Can biotin (10mg) conflict with atripla or have known side effects when taking both one a day? I've been experiencing hair loss &headaches (large amount of strands per day, after taking it for 2 weeks)
No: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not recommended: It's not recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there any medicine for hair loss whithout any side effects. And is hair transplant cost really expensive?
No and it depends: All medications have side effects and risks, as does hair transplantation. This is true for everything we do in life. The secret is to carefully evaluate the risks and benefits. There is no way to know the exact outcome; however, the expected outcome, odds, types of risks, frequency and cost are all available to you before you make the decision. Seek a qualified professional for the best info. ...Read more
I m 22 (m)having a hair loss. I am taking finasteride side 2 years now. How long should I continue and what are the side effects?
Finasteride: If you have male pattern hair loss and you stop the Finasteride all the hair that grew back and all the hair that was stopped from falling out will eventually fall out. Serious side effects of Finasteride include breast ca, prostate ca, male infertility and depression. The common reactions include impotence, gynecomastia, hypotension and decreased iibido. ...Read more
I'm18 years old and I am having hair fall. Currently using Androanagen tablets. They have any side effects? Do masturbation cause hair loss
Wrong question: Any side effects from this pill will be irrelevant because they are completely useless for anything. The only person to benefit is the person who sells this silly combination of worthless herbs. Don't be such a sucker. NO, masturbation does NOT cause hair loss or acne. It will not make you blind, either. The correct question is "should I buy androanagen tablets? " The answer is NO!!! ...Read more
Is gold standard whey safe? Any side effects? Heard there is hair loss, contains lead, mercury etc. I am just taking it after workout. Thanks
I have been advised to take propecia (finasteride) orally for hair thcikening and reducing hair loss. What are its side effects and its dosage?
Save your money: The side effect is loss of money with no benefit in return. See a better dr if you really have a hair problem> meanwhile you can get minoxidil. It is not wonderful but makes a difference for some people who apply it every day for many months to years. The 2% is cheaper ; nearly as effective as the 5%. ...Read more
Levothyroxine for the thyroid. I'm reading side effects & one of them is hair loss. Isn't it suppose to stop hair loss not cause it?
Thyroid hair loss: Recommend 2nd opinion with me so we can figure it out, ...Read more
Would one cycle of cypionate testosterone be sufficient enough to cause hair loss? Or any other side effects. The dosage is 1 ml once a week.
Unlikely: It is unlikely that one dose of testosterone would do very much either positive or negative. The more important question is: should you be taking it at all? At your age, it is rare to see men with truly low testosterone. You should be evaluated by an endocrinologist. Taking testosterone long term causes dependency (your own body stops making it), and may cause a higher cardiovascular risk. ...Read more
I am taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss for the last two years. Do I need any type of blood test to see if there are side effects developing.
I took propecia (finasteride) for hair loss for around 6 months in 2004-2005. How do I reverse ED side effects? What kind of specialist should I visit?
I have been taking Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for almost the last 8 years for hair loss. Due to the side effects will it be better to switch to Saw palmetto? Thanks
Is it possible for Lymphoma to be cured through chemo within a month if caught early, without noticing any side effects like hair loss?
Mildest that works: Glad you're asking about scientific rx. Acne is a serious chronic disease that can have a devastating, lasting effect on a teen. For an adult, something as simple as a maintenance dose of tetracycline or (if confined to the face) even just topical clindamcin and benzoyl peroxide may be quite sufficient. For really severe disease, don't hesitate to use Isotretinoin if it can be done safely. ...Read more
Is there a beta blocker or ACE inhibitor that does not have nightmares, dizziness, hair loss as side effects?
Side effects...: The short answer is yes. Discuss your side effects with the doctor who prescribes your medications. ...Read more
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