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Does simvastatin cause hair loss?

Does simvastatin cause hair loss?

Maybe: While very rare, it has been reported. There are numerous other causes of hair loss (i.e. Thyroid disease). Best to speak to your doc, have some labs tests done and more importantly define your hair loss as we naturally lose hair every day. Also discuss with your hair stylist chemical use of shampoos, conditioners that could also be the culprit. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Phentermine causes hair thinning?

Phentermine causes hair thinning?

See below: Although you won't see hair loss (alopecia) as a listed side effect for most anorectic medications, it is a commonly reported event. The hair loss usually starts around the third month, and can continue for as long as you are losing weight. Alopecia can be caused by the change and diet and hormonal levels that accompanies weight loss. Centrally acting obesity medications also have hormonal effect. ...Read more

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Does hydralazine cause hair loss?

Not typically: Hair loss is not typically a side effect one sees with hydralazine. If you have concerns about this then you should see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which medicine causes hair loss? Metoprolol, Lipitor (atorvastatin)

Which medicine causes hair loss? Metoprolol, Lipitor (atorvastatin)

Maybe metoprolol: I am not aware of Lipitor (atorvastatin) causing hair loss. There are reports of metoprolol causing hair loss although this is not one of the more common side effects. ...Read more

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Does citalopram cause hair loss?

Does citalopram cause hair loss?

It can, very rarely: In pre-market evaluation of citalopram, greater than .1% but less than 1% of patients had skin rashes and/or hair loss (alopecia). So this is a very rare side effect of the medication. ...Read more

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How minoxidil works in preventing hair loss ?Thx

How minoxidil works in preventing hair loss ?Thx

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

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

It does in some peop: It may do for some people as it is indicated for that.But in my opinion success with rogain is limited. ...Read more

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Have women used rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Have women used rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that area, so the fda says the manufacturer cannot claim that it works anywhere else. However, in the real world, it works the same way on the frontal scalp as it does on the crown. ...Read more

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Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

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

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How commonly reported the sexual side effects of taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss.. ?

How commonly reported the sexual side effects of taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss.. ?

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 more

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Can doxazosin cause hair loss?

Anything is possible: But it would be very uncommon with that drug. Look for a different explanation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause hair loss?

Yes: It is possible for Cymbalta (duloxetine) to cause hair loss, even though rarely. If it happens to you, it really doesn't matter how rare it is! ...Read more

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Does minoxidil prevent hair loss?

Does minoxidil prevent hair loss?

Sometimes: For some people ,regular use of minoxidil religiously for many years will slow or even reverse hair loss due to aging and loss of hormones ...Read more

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Can hydrochlorothiazide cause hair loss?

Can hydrochlorothiazide cause hair loss?

VERY VERY RARE: but thiazide diuretics HAVE been described in the literature to be possible reasons for hair loss...(this is NOT HOWEVER a listed side effect!!) Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) to change the diuretic you are taking for a few months! See if it helps! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

Does hair color negatively affect hair loss/ hair thinning due to underactive thyroid?

No.: If you mean hair dye, no -- it will make no difference, one way or the other, in your rate of hair loss. The hair will usually grow back once your thyroid level is corrected, however. ...Read more

Dr. Blase Carabello
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Simvastatin (Definition)

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and certain blood vessel problems in people with certain risk factors. This medicine is an hmg-coa reductase inhibitor, ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Zocor (Definition)

Zocor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more