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Manhattan Dermatologist Dr. Schweiger discusses 5 common medications that can cause hair loss with

“Hair loss can be caused by so many different reasons, but one common cause is that it could be a side effect of a medication you have just begun or have been taking regularly,” says Dr. Eric Schweiger, a New York City dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon. “So when patients come to us with hair loss or thinning, one of the first questions we’ll ask is about medications they are currently taking.”
As a dermatologist and hair loss specialist, Dr. Schweiger explains that the following commonly prescribed medications are most often associated with side effects that include hair loss, diffuse thinning, shedding and fall-out, in varying degrees depending on the person:
  • Beta-blockers (blood pressure medications)
  • Oral birth control pills
  • Accutane
  • Antidepressants (serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SRIs)
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs

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