Hair Loss Due to Medication

Certain medications can cause hair loss as a side effect. This type of hair loss can be temporary or permanent, depending on the medication and the individual.

Cause: Medications can cause hair loss in various ways. Some medications disrupt the hair growth cycle, while others may interfere with hormone levels or nutrient absorption.

Common medications linked to hair loss include:
* Chemotherapy drugs
* Blood thinners
* Antidepressants
* Beta-blockers
* Birth control pills (in some cases)

Treatment: The best approach depends on the underlying medication and the severity of hair loss.
* Addressing the cause: Sometimes, switching medications or adjusting the dosage can help.
* Hair loss treatments: In some cases, dermatologist-recommended treatments like minoxidil or specific shampoos may be beneficial.

Disclaimer: This information is intended for general knowledge and shouldn’t be interpreted as medical advice. If you’re experiencing hair loss and suspect it might be due to medication, consult your doctor to discuss alternative medications or treatment options.