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Why hair loss when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Why hair loss when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can happen: It is a reported side effect. That said, it's hard to pin hair loss on Coumadin (warfarin) and it's certainly rare, but i've had some patients who swear that it does. ...Read more

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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 usual while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Is hair loss usual while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Hair loss w Coumadin (warfarin): While it is not a common complic, some on Coumadin (warfarin) do report problems w hair loss. It is not clear that the Coumadin (warfarin) itself is the cause of the hair loss as many patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) have nutritional issues, cross reacting medications and other causes for hair loss. ...Read more

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Is it true that Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poisoning and cause hair loss?

Is it true that Coumadin (warfarin) is rat poisoning and cause hair loss?

Sort of: Coumadin (warfarin) is an effective mood thinner and can be dangerous if taken in excess. Consequently, it makes an effective poison for rats. One of the known side effects is alopecia, or hair loss. Not necessarily expected for every patient, but it can happen. ...Read more

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What are the side effects in women taking finesterde for hair loss?

What are the side effects in women taking finesterde for hair loss?

Hormones hair loss: Finasteride is used to treat men with big prostate glands that cause problems urinating. It works by blocking the conversion testosterone, one male hormone into another, more potent one, dihydrotestosterone. It also stops male genetic hair loss it is also used for elderly women, who are losing hair. If a young woman takes the drug and gets pregnant, it would harm her male fetus. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Lymphoma to be cured through chemo within a month if caught early, without noticing any side effects like hair loss?

Totally curable: the question about hair loss depends upon exactly what treatment is used but would be reversible and a small price to pay for a cure. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause side effects of hair loss and nausea?

Why does chemotherapy cause side effects of hair loss and nausea?

.: Chemotherapy attacks rapidly growing cells, so it attacks the cancer cells as well as normal body cells that grow rapidly, including your hair follicles ! chemo crosses from the blood to the brain and triggers the nausea center in the brain. ...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


Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more