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Preventing Hair Loss While On Cellcept
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
Spironolactone: Yes, spironolactone has hormonal side effects and the side effects include hair changes. As well, the reason you require spironolactone may affect your hair follicles - is your circulation impaired? And, zinc and other vitamins are essential for hair/scalp health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair loss tamoxifen: Tamoxifen related hair loss is androgenetic due to blockade of the female hormones. One of the first steps we have to treat female (or male) pattern hair loss is topical minoxidil. It does not involve any hormones and therefore should not interfere with your treatment of breast cancer. Also, thyroid problems can contribute to hair loss, as can iron deficiency. I suggest having both checked. ...Read more
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
Infrequent: There are many possible side effects with Neurontin (gabapentin). Hair loss is noted as being an infrequent side effect. However, I suggest if you are having this or any other side effects from this drug that you contact your prescribing physician immediately to discuss this. ...Read more
Still not clear.: Minoxidil is a 40-year-old drug first used to treat high blood pressure. Hair growth was a common side-effect. We observe that it shortens the resting phase of hair growth, it increases the length of time hair grows and increases the size of hair follicles. The exact mechanism for these actions is still unknown, and may be caused by changes in the hair follicle or the supporting cells. ...Read more
Yes: Propecia (finasteride) has been clinically proven to help. In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of Finasteride daily regrew some hair. However, Propecia (finasteride) has been linked to long term erectile dysfunction. Other treatments exist such as hair transplantation. You may want to explore these options before taking any meds that may have unwanted side effects. ...Read more
I am experiencing daily hair loss while on tarceva (erlotinib) - what is "keratinocyte growth factor"? What products have this? Would it help stop the hair loss? Would it interfere with the tarceva (erlotinib)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While on propecia (finasteride) is it ok to take optimum nutrition 100% whey protein powder without interacting with the propecia (finasteride) or causing more hair loss? 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?
26 years age I am using minoxidil5%, propecia, (finasteride) any side effect of it? And start loosing hair when i will stop using this madication?
Probably.: I've never seen side effects from these medications, although they have been reported (see package inserts). They are effective, but yes, if you stop using them your hair will return to where it was before you started. ...Read more
Is hair loss from birth control reversible? My hair isn't shedding, but is finer and thinner. Will it grow back? I am 18
How many months for full effect of minoxidil5%, finasteride 1mg cure of hair loss and regain new hair?
Male,mid30s.Always soft hair on head,started balding mid-20s.Body hair not thick,increasing growth on the back.Hair loss on fingers and calves.Why?
Genetics/endocrine: This may be an inheritable genetic trait or possibly a thyroid dysfunction. Please consult your physician for further testing. ...Read more
Do all diuretics cause hair loss? I have used spironolactone and caused hair loss.So stopped taking it and now hydrochlorothiazide causing hair loss.
Does Lexapro (escitalopram) cause hair thinning and loss. Been on it along with klonopin0.75 daily for 6+ yrs and have noticed thinning hair and loss on scalp?
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