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Omeprazole Hair Loss
Can B12 supplements be taken along with omeprazole as a possible way to reduce chances of hair loss side effect of the omeprazole?
You can: But it's unlikely to be beneficial.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
A poss. Sideeffect of omerprazole is hair loss, i've had hair thinning 4 years befor taking it, would i therefore b more likely 2 get this side effect?
Very unlikely: Since you loss began before you started taking the drug. Check w/your doctor if you have questions. ...Read more
Does Prilosec OTC cause hair loss? I am supposed to take Prilosec OTC daily for barretts esophagus. I read one of the side effects may be hair loss. I work as a model and don't want to lose any hair. What do you think the odds are of this side effect? Is
Barrett's esophagus: Barrett's is serious and needs treatment and monitoring. It is considered a pre-cancer condition. Hair loss, if and when it occurs is also treatable. So stay healthy, take your medications, stay in touch with your doc, continue working. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair Loss: Hair is a protective adaptation of the body to the elements. Hair loss may be a result of numerous factors which may include, genetics, metabolic or exposure to a toxic environment. Medical treatment includes minoxidil, spirinolactone, propecia, (finasteride) etc... There are surgical options which includes implants. Laser therapy may help. Alternative remedies such as fo-ti may also be of help. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more