Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs can cause hair loss for a number of reasons, many of which are not known.  However, we do know which drugs can cause hair loss.  Here is a list of drugs that includes warnings for hair loss (in ABC order according to the brand name).  If you are taking one of these drugs, it could be the cause of your hair loss!

Accutane (isotretinoin)
Adapin (doxepin)
Amphetamines
Anabolic steriods
Anafranil (clomipramine)
Anaprox (naproxen)
Anaprox DS (naproxen)
Arthritis drugs
Asendin (amoxapine)
Atronid-S (clofibrate)
Birth Control Pills
Blocadren (timolol)
Clinoril (sulindac)
Corgard (nadolol)
Coumadin (warfarin sodium)
Elavin (amitriptyline)
Endep (amitriptyline)
Folex (methotrexate)
Haldol ( haloperidol)
Heparin injections
Hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) for women (estrogen or progesterone)
Inderal and Inderal LA (propanolol)
Indocin (indomethacin)
Indocin SR (indomethacin)
Janimine (imipramine)
Levadopa / L-dopa (dopar, larodopa)
Lopid (gemfibrozil)
Lopressor (metoprolol)
Lopurin (allopurinol)
Male androgenic hormones and all forms of testosterone
Methotrexate (MTX)
Naprosyn (naproxen)
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs including:
Norpramin (desipramine)
Pamelor (nortriptyline)
Panwarfin (warfarin sodium)
Paxil (paroxetine)
Pepcid (famotidine)
Pertofrane (desipramine)
Prednisone and other steroids
Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
Rheumatex (methotrexate)
Sinequan (doxepin)
Sofarin (warfarin sodium)
Surmontil (trimipramine)
Tagamet (cimetidine)
Tenormin (atenolol)
Timoptic Eye Drops (timolol)
Timoptic Ocudose (timolol)
Timoptic XC (timolol)
Tofranil (imipramine)
Tofranil PM (imipramine)
Tridone (trimethadione)
Ventyl (nortriptyline)
Vivactil (protriptyline hydrochloride)
Zantac (ranitidine)
Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride)
Zyloprim (allopurinol)

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