The Other Big Reasons of Hair Fall

Posted by Krishna Bora on Thu, Aug 8, 2013  
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Recently, I fell sick, very sick, and the doctor prescribed me so many medicines. Each pill is of a size of a horse. But they worked, and I am fine now. But I noticed hair-fall recently. I blame the medicines and my poor health for that. But is it really true, do medicines really impact your hair? I have come to know about some fascinating things, and I couldn’t stop myself from sharing with you. Here is the list of some popular drugs that would make your hair fall.




Drugs derived from vitamin A as treatments for acne, including Accutane (isotretinoin), cause hairfall.




Surprised? Well, not blood, but blood thinners, anticoagulants are one of the reasons for hair fall too. The list of such blood thinners is given below:


  • Panwarfin (warfarin sodium)
  • Sofarin (warfarin sodium)
  • Coumadin (warfarin sodium)
  • Heparin injections\




Not just that cholesterol is bad for health, but those medicines that lower cholesterol are also bad for the health of hair, hence control of cholesterol is way better than cure. Here is the list of the drugs that impact your hair:


  • Atronid-S (clofibrate)
  • Lopid (gemfibrozil)




Those peolle who are taking medicines to control their seizures, unfortunately, they impact your health of hair too:


  • Tridone (trimethadione)




Being depressed itself is a reason for drastic hair fall, and there is a huge list of antidepressants that causes hair fall. Some of them are listed below:


  • Antidepression drugs, including:
  • Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
  • Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride)
  • Paxil (paroxetine)
  • Anafranil (clomipramine)
  • Janimine (imipramine)
  • Tofranil (imipramine)
  • Tofranil PM (imipramine)
  • Adapin (doxepin)
  • Sinequan (doxepin)
  • Surmontil (trimipramine)
  • Pamelor (nortriptyline)
  • Ventyl (nortriptyline)
  • Elavin (amitriptyline)
  • Endep (amitriptyline)
  • Norpramin (desipramine)
  • Pertofrane (desipramine)
  • Vivactil (protriptyline hydrochloride)
  • Asendin (amoxapine)
  • Haldol ( haloperidol)




Fungus itself is the reason of hair fall, but the antifungals, too, are nowhere different:


1) Polyene antifungals

2) Imidazole, triazole, and thiazole antifungals

a) Imidazoles

b) Triazoles

c) Thiazoles

3) Allylamines

4) Echinocandins




Many drugs that are prescribed to the heart patients, including the beta blockers used to treat high blood preassure are reason for hair fall:


  • Tenormin (atenolol)
  • Lopressor (metoprolol)
  • Corgard (nadolol)
  • Inderal and Inderal LA (propanolol)
  • Blocadren (timolol)


#Hormonal Conditions:


All drugs that contain hormones, drugs related to hormonal-diseases, reproductive, male-specific, and female-specific conditions are potent to cause hair fall. These medicines include:


  • Birth Control Pills
  • Hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) for women (estrogen or progesterone)
  • Male androgenic hormones and all forms of testosterone
  • Anabolic steriods
  • Prednisone and other steroids




Many drugs prescribed for anti-inflammatory purposes, including those that are prescribed for localized pain, swelling, and injury are responsible for hair fall. Some of them are listed here:


  • Arthritis drugs
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs including:
  • Naprosyn (naproxen)
  • Anaprox (naproxen)
  • Anaprox DS (naproxen)
  • Indocin (indomethacin)
  • Indocin SR (indomethacin)
  • Clinoril (sulindac)


So, does it mean that we should stop eating medicines at all? This blog is just for your concern that if you are taking any of these drugs, you are bound to see some hair fall. But what to do to reverse the hair fall? Wait until I tell you all soon…


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