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Spironolactone 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
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
Can spironolactone cause hair loss? Loss started a couple months after beginning med. and if I stop taking it how long for my hair to return to normal
Do all diuretics cause hair loss? I have used spironolactone and caused hair loss.So stopped taking it and now hydrochlorothiazide causing hair loss.
I take 20mg of lexapro, 5mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) & 75mg of spironolactone daily. Is hair loss a common side effect with any of these drugs? I'm shedding a lot.
Was on bc for hair loss, worked great, hair went back normal. Added spironolactone, few months later shedding increased. Spiro the cause?
No: If anything, spironolactone should help. Probably the pill got your hair growing again mostly at the same time. All hair follicles go through a cycle where they grow, stabilize, then fall out to start over again. Now they are falling out together but they will come back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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