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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

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Why does chemotherapy cause the side effects of hair loss? Also lots of nausea?

Why does chemotherapy cause the side effects of hair loss? Also lots of nausea?

Kills cells: Chemotherapy kills cells. It just kills cancer cells quicker than normal cells because they grow faster. As for the nausea, chemo agents are toxic to living tissue. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for hair loss whithout any side effects .. And is hair transplant cost really expensive?

Is there any medicine for hair loss whithout any side effects .. And is hair transplant cost really expensive?

No and it depends: All medications have side effects and risks, as does hair transplantation. This is true for everything we do in life. The secret is to carefully evaluate the risks and benefits. There is no way to know the exact outcome; however, the expected outcome, odds, types of risks, frequency and cost are all available to you before you make the decision. Seek a qualified professional for the best info. ...Read more

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I m 22(m)having a hair loss.I am taking finasteride side 2 years now.How long should I continue and what are the side effects?

I m 22(m)having a hair loss.I am taking finasteride side 2 years now.How long should I continue and what are the side effects?

Finasteride: If you have male pattern hair loss and you stop the Finasteride all the hair that grew back and all the hair that was stopped from falling out will eventually fall out. Serious side effects of Finasteride include breast ca, prostate ca, male infertility and depression. The common reactions include impotence, gynecomastia, hypotension and decreased iibido. ...Read more

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I'm18 years old and I am having hair fall. Currently using Androanagen tablets. They have any side effects ? Do masturbation cause hair loss

I'm18 years old and I am having hair fall. Currently using Androanagen tablets. They have any side effects ?
Do masturbation cause hair loss

Wrong question: Any side effects from this pill will be irrelevant because they are completely useless for anything. The only person to benefit is the person who sells this silly combination of worthless herbs. Don't be such a sucker. NO, masturbation does NOT cause hair loss or acne. It will not make you blind, either. The correct question is "should I buy androanagen tablets?" The answer is NO!!! ...Read more

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Taking finansteride 1mg for hair loss. Does it really cause seriously permanent side effects? Should I stop taking it ? Worried

I wouldn't worry: Too much. Finasteride is well tolerated with side effects of erectile issues and decreased libido. These tend to be reversible with stopping the medication; though there are rare reports of more prolonged sexual issues even after stopping the meds. Remember, just like the adverse effects being reversible, so are the gains/effects on hair loss too. ...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


Dr. Ted King
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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more