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Doctor insights on: Is Hair Loss A Common Side Effect Of Humira

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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Is hair loss a common side effect to fluconazole?

Is hair loss a common side effect to fluconazole?

Fluconazole: Hair loss is common to the infection that Fluconazole is designed to treat. Fluconazole most likely is not causing hair loss. ...Read more

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How common is hair loss side effect in women taking elmiron, (pentosan) and will hair loss stop if drug is discontinued?

How common is hair loss side effect in women taking elmiron, (pentosan) and will hair loss stop if drug is discontinued?

See answer: In the clinical trials leading to FDA approval of Elmiron (pentosan) for the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis, hair loss (alopecia) was self/reported by 4% of the ~2500 patients who took Elmiron (pentosan) for between 3 and 12 months. In my experience, I would estimate noticeable hair loss by the patient to be slightly higher and nearly always reversible upon stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hair loss a side effect of menopause?

Help docs, is hair loss a side effect of menopause?

It can be: Up to 40% of women may experience hair loss after menopause. This is thought to be attributed to the natural decline in hormones. Other conditions such as a thyroid disorder, genetic predisposition, and nutritional status, may also contribute. You should follow up with your physician for a consultation. ...Read more

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What is the best shampoo for hair loss? Without side effect

What is the best shampoo for hair loss? Without side effect

No such thing: If you are a young male with family history, think of Finasteride or dutasteride, both quite effective in humans, i domt know about leopards. ...Read more

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Can nsaids cause temporary hair loss as a side effect for certain people?

Can nsaids cause temporary hair loss as a side effect for certain people?

NSAIDs: Nsaid's have be shown to cause alopecia or hair loss in less than 1% of the patients thanking these medications. ...Read more

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Can a bicillin injection produce a temporary side effect of hair loss?

Can a bicillin injection produce a temporary side effect of hair loss?

Possibly, but rare: Hair loss is not a commonly attributed adverse effect of benzathine penicillin, or any penicillin; that being said, there appear to be sporadic reports on the internet of associated hair loss, but nothing definitive to call causation. ...Read more

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Will 5mg of isotretinoin cause hair loss? Or is it a very rare side effect?

Will 5mg of isotretinoin cause hair loss? Or is it a very rare side effect?

Hair loss / Accutane: maybe not that rear. On of my patients had to stop Accutane because of hair loose, but it grows back after the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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If I get hair loss as a side effect of taking Lithium, will my hair grow back if I stop taking it? I won't stop it without pdoc's permission of course

If I get hair loss as a side effect of taking Lithium, will my hair grow back if I stop taking it? I won't stop it without pdoc's permission of course

See a dermatologist: First you need to make an attempt to define the condition. Hair loss is not likely because of Lithium. There is probably another cause. How much hair loss? Where? How long? The longer you take Lithium the more likely you will have low thyroid which may result in hair loss but is easy to treat. You can begin to understand the condition only after you see an expert. ...Read more

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Is there is a medication for hyperthyroid that doesn't have hair loss as a side effect?

Is there is a medication for hyperthyroid that doesn't have hair loss as a side effect?

Find the root cause: I get this question a lot and unfortunately I have to say no about the medications. But i'd like to offer another solution. The goal of hyperthyroid meds is to. ...Read more

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Hair loss is it a side effect of dapsone ? I start w/ 75 mg for 2 months and now since a month i m on 150mg/ day. I m also on predisone 10mg/day.

Hair loss is it a side effect of dapsone ? I start w/ 75 mg for 2 months and now since a month i m on 150mg/ day. I m also on predisone 10mg/day.

Not commonly: Dapsone has multiple potential side effects including hemolysis, nausia, vomitting, blood in the urine, fever, skin rashes, low WBC counts. Sulfone syndrome after 5-6 weeks of treatment includes fever, jaundice, dermatitis, swollen lymph nodes. Hair loss is not a common side effect. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect of prp precedure for hair loss

Is there any side effect of prp precedure for hair loss

Platelet Rich Plasma: Very effective for hair regrowth at this point. No side effects. It's your own blood! Examples: J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2014 Apr;7(2):107-10. Platelet-rich plasma in androgenic alopecia: myth or an effective tool. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:760709. Epub 2014 May 6. The effect of autologous activated platelet rich plasma (AA-PRP) injection on pattern hair loss: clinical and histomorphometric.. ...Read more

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Hair loss is a side effect of Topiramtate prescribed for my IIH and migraine. I'm worried about this side effect. Is it reversible?

Hair loss is a side effect of Topiramtate prescribed for my IIH and migraine. I'm worried about this side effect. Is it reversible?

Typically it is: Typically, hair loss using Topiramate stops and reverses when the medication is stopped. There are isolated cases and reports where that does not happen and the hair loss does not reverse though in such cases hair loss doesn't continue so long as one stops the medicine as well. But lost hair doesn't grow back. ...Read more

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Taking neurontin (gabapentin) for anxiety and seems to be working well but concerned with possible hair loss side effect. Is this something to worry about?

Taking neurontin (gabapentin) for anxiety and seems to be working well but concerned with possible hair loss side effect.  Is this something to worry about?

How well?: I don't see that hair loss is a major side effect of Neurontin, (gabapentin) but to be technical the best way to know for sure is to stop it and see if the hair loss stops. BUT, I wouldn't do this without consulting with the prescribing doctor, and hair regrowth could take many months so may be hard to tell anyway. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more