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I was almost bald 9 months ago. I started taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10?

I was almost bald 9 months ago. I started taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10?

Uncommon Side Effect: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination of Simvastatin and ezetimibe. Hair loss is not a commonly reported adverse effect of either medication. Check with your physician regarding other possible causes. ...Read more

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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Was bald 9 months ago started taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/40. 95% regrowth now. What part of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is helping to modulate my immunity?

Was bald 9 months ago started taking vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) 10/40. 95% regrowth now.  What part of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is helping to modulate my immunity?

None: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is a combination of 2 drugs for cholesterol lowering ( Zetia and simvastatin).Neither of them modulate immunity but Zetia removes lipids from small intestine and Simvastatin works through liver. In combination their effect is more powerful than each drug alone! so far no effect on hair growth or immunity . It may be an coincidence ...Read more

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I think vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is causing my hair to fall out. What can I do besides stopping vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

I think vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is causing my hair to fall out. What can I do besides stopping vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin)?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) and alopecia totalis is being studied in clinical gov. Trials. Just to give the md's on this website a heads up that there is a correlation?

Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) and alopecia totalis is being studied in clinical gov. Trials. Just to give the md's on this website a heads up that there is a correlation?

Case Report Benefit: Vytoin (simvastatin plus ezetimibe) has been shown to be beneficial in alopecia totalis and alpecia universalis in case reports. The possibility that vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) may be helpful for these conditions is being studied in randomized clinical trials. Stay tuned for results. ...Read more

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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Is there "real" help for hair loss for women?  2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Woman;s hair loss from a crash diet?

Will stabilize: The hair will return over a period of 6 months but rogaine (minoxidil) could be used in interval as stimulant to hair growth. Suggest checking blood for thyroid status, as well as iron levels. These can contribute to hair loss. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

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

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Hw to stop hair loss?

Hw to stop hair loss?

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

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How to stop hair loss?

How to stop hair loss?

Hair loss.: hair loss has many different causes, anemia, low or high thyroid function, low vitamin levels, genetics, medications etc. you need to see a doctor to get some blood work and find the cause of hair loss and treat it accordingly. Meanwhile you may take some multivitamins. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Vytorin (Definition)

Ezetimibe and simvastatin is a combination medication that is used to ...Read more