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Medications Associated with Alopecia (Hair Loss)

Anti-Coagulants: Heparin, Warfarin and possibly newer anticoagulants such as Rivaoxaban (Xerelto), Dabigatran (Pradaxa) and Apixaban (Eliquis)

Gout Medications: Allopurinol (Lupurin, Zyloprim)

Beta Blockers: Atenolol (Tenormin), Metoprolol (Lopressor), Nadolol (Corgord), Propranolol (Inderal, Inderal LA), Timolol (Blocadren)

ACE Inhibitors: Captoprin (Capoten), Lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil), Enalapril (Vasotec)

Female Hormones: Oral contraceptive pill (during/after/changing), Estrogen, Progesterone

Male Hormones: Testosterone or anabolic steroids

Anti-Depressants: Amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep), amoxapine (Asendin), Clomipramine (Anafranil), Desipramine (Norparmain, Pertofrane), Doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan), Fluoxetine hydrochloride (Prozac), Haloperidol (Haldol), Imipramine (Janimine, Torfranil, Tofranil PM), Nortriptyline (Pamelor, Avenetyl), Paroxetine (Paxil), Protriptyline hydrochloride (Zoloft), Trimiparmine (Surmontil) Zyprexa (olanzapine)
Klonopin (colonazepam), BuSpar (buspirone), Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Anti-Convulsant: Valproic acid (Depakote), Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Phenytoin (Dilantin) and Trimethadione (Tridione), Trileptal (Oxycarbazepine), Lamictal (Lamotrigine), Risperdal (Risperidone)

Stomach Ulcer and Indigestion Medications: Including both over the counter preparations and prescription doses, Zantac (Ranitidine), Pepcid (Famotidine), Tagamet (Cimetidine)

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs: Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and Simvastatin (Zocor)

Retinoids: Retina-A, Isotretinoin- Oral doses

Anti-Diabetic: Metformin (Glucophage)

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS): Anaprox or Naprosyn (Naproxen), Indocin or Indocin SR (Indomethacin), Clinoril (Sulindac), Methotrexate (MTX), Rheumatex, or Folex (Methotrexate)

Parkinson’s Disease Drugs: Mirapex (Pramipexole), Requip (Ropinirole)

Steroids: Anabolic as well as Prednisone

Thyroid Medications: Syntrhoid (Levoxyl, Unithroid, Levothroid, Tirosi)

Weight Loss Medications/ADHD Medications: Adderall (Dextroamphetamine), Evekeo (Amphetamine sulfate), Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine), Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), Zenzedi (Dextroamphetamine sulfate tablets), ProCentra (Dextroamphetamine sulfate)

Chemotherapy Drugs: Adriamycin, Cyclophosphamide, Dactinomycin, Daunorubicin, Docetaxel, Doxorubicin, Etoposide, Fluorouracil, Ifosafamide, Irinotecan, Methotrexate Nitrosureas, Paclitaxel, Tamoxifen, Popotecan, Vinorelbine

Suffering from Hair Loss?

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