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Hair Fall

It is normal to loose about 50-100 hair follicles/day i.e. 1% of hair in telogen are lost daily .At a given time 10% to 18% of hair come into telogen.

Causes of Hair Fall
  • Nutritional deficiency & anemia
  • Hormonal imbalance like hypothyroidism
  • Emotional stress
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Liver disorders
  • Postpartum (Physiological)
  • Infections
  • Drugs

Drugs Causing Hair Fall

It is well known that many cancer chemotherapy medications cause baldness. Most people are willing to put up with hair loss when accepting treatment for life-threatening diseases. But a large number of popular medications can cause hair loss. Here is a partial list of drugs that are known to cause hair loss in some patients.

  1. Drugs derived from Vitamin A: isotretinoin (isotroin,isoace) and etretinate
  2. Beta blocker drugs for high blood pressure: atenolol (tenormin), metoprolol),nadolol(Corgard),propranolol(Inderal)and timolol(Blocadren)
  3. Ulcer drugs: cimetidine), ranitidine (Zinentac) and famotidine (Pepcid)
  4. Cholesterol lowering drugs: clofibrate (Atromis-S) and gemfibrozil (Lopid)
  5. Anticonvulsants for epilepsy: trimethadione (tridione)
  6. Agents for gout: Allopurinol(LoponinXyluric)
  7. Anticoagulents Coumarin and Heparin
  8. Antidepressants: tricyclics, amphetamines
  9. Antithyroid agents : carbimazole, Iodine, thiocyanate, thiouracil
  10. Parkinson medications: levodopa (Dopar, larodopa)

Tests advised


T3, T4,TS4

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