Medications that cause Alopecia and Hairloss

Mar 29, 2019
What happens when you have one ailment, get a prescription for it, and then it causes another condition and then perhaps another-- while we are not treating root causes, just the symptoms, many people find themselves in a quick downward spiral of side effects and issues.
My A-Ha moment came when I saw multiple doctors in multiple countries; not to mention different states within the USA for my Alopecia.
Why not support our bodies and get them healthier and heal them from the inside out, creating natural balance and well ness? Then perhaps we wouldn't need the monthly or daily or weekly prescription or antibiotics. If we kept a clean diet, perhaps we could eliminate other drugs from our repetoire. As a society, we need to think more of "how can I create better health within me and in my environment" versus, what pill or medication can I get- because really, the "medicine" is treating the symptom and not the root cause.
I healed my alopecia naturally, supporting my immune system and body. I now help others do the same. Many times we are not aware of side effects and blindly accept prescriptions even simple birth control without an after thought, trusting the judgement and knowledge of a doctor and practitioner. Maybe even not considering future possibilities or issues that can arise.
Unfortunately, many doctors do not go over potential risks or side effects as their client time is limited. And then, here we are.... with hairloss and other issues, that could have been avoided. Still having issues, and still with root causes not being addressed.
Here is list of medicine known to have hairloss as a side effect. In addition, I recently posted about birth control and how that too can lead to hairloss in some women.
I absolutely think medicine has a place in society and in our world; however we also need to do our part in keeping a healthy diet and lifestyle. You can't thrive on supplements or pills alone, and you cannot thrive or have optimal health on take out or junk food. You cannot expect to get healthier if you are are stagnant and sitting all day. We need to support our bodies, diets and lifestyles... and I can help!
Are you ready for a change? Are you ready to take action and create massive health for you and your loved ones?
Then message me for a free consult. I am happy to help.
In the meantime, take a look at the below and see if you are taking any of the following.
The drugs are listed by category, according to the conditions they treat, then by brand name first, followed by the drug's generic name in parentheses. In some categories, individual drugs are not listed. For these conditions, you will want to discuss the possibility of hair loss as a side effect of using any of the drugs that treat that particular condition, since many do contribute to hair loss. Acne
All drugs derived from vitamin A as treatments for acne or other conditions, including:
  • Accutane (isotretinoin)
Anticoagulants (blood thinners), including:
  • Panwarfin (warfarin sodium)
  • Sofarin (warfarin sodium)
  • Coumadin (warfarin sodium)
  • Heparin injections
Cholesterol-lowering drugs, including:
  • Atronid-S (clofibrate)
  • Lopid (gemfibrozil)
Convulsions/ Epilepsy
  • Anticonvulsants, including:
  • Tridone (trimethadione)
  • 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)
  • Amphetamines
  • Antifungals
The beta-blocker drugs, including:
  • Timoptic Eye Drops (timolol)
  • Timoptic Ocudose (timolol)
  • Timoptic XC (timolol)
  • Lopurin (allopurinol)
  • Zyloprim (allopurinol)
Many drugs prescribed for the heart, including those known as the beta blockers, which are also used to treat high blood pressure, and include:
  • Tenormin (atenolol)
  • Lopressor (metoprolol)
  • Corgard (nadolol)
  • Inderal and Inderal LA (propanolol)
  • Blocadren (timolol)
High Blood Pressure
See Above list of beta blockers under "Heart"
Hormonal Conditions
All hormone-containing drugs and drugs prescribed for hormone-related, reproductive, male-specific, and female-specific conditions and situations have the potential to cause hair loss, including:
  • 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 anti-inflammatory drugs, including those prescribed for localized pain, swelling and injury.
  • Arthritis drugs
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs including:
  • Naprosyn (naproxen)
  • Anaprox (naproxen)
  • Anaprox DS (naproxen)
  • Indocin (indomethacin)
  • Indocin SR (indomethacin)
  • Clinoril (sulindac)
An anti-inflammatory that is also used as a chemotherapy drug:
  • Methotrexate (MTX)
  • Rheumatex (methotrexate)
  • Folex (methotrexate)
Parkinson's Disease
  • Levadopa / L-dopa (dopar, larodopa)
Thyroid Disorders
  • Many of the drugs used to treat the thyroid
Many of the drugs used to treat indigestion, stomach difficulties, and ulcers, including over-the-counter dosages and prescription dosages.
  • Tagamet (cimetidine)
  • Zantac (ranitidine)
  • Pepcid (famotidine)
So you are taking one or more of the above. What now?
1. See if there are alternatives without hairloss as a risk or side effect
2. See if diet and lifestyle changes you implement can either reduce your intake or get you off the meds completely
3. See if there are natural supplements that will support you rather than taking an artificial substance
4. Are there alternative therapies or procedures for your condition?
5. Schedule a call with me so we can go over options and possibilities for greater health together.
I am a health coach and offer multiple services for health and alopecia.
There's nothing like having the experience, to not only speak about alopecia, but also guide others, as I have personally been effected, and have come out the other side successfully, regaining my hair and health.
No more Alopecia for me.
Staying the course and being self aware and smart with diet and lifestyle I not only protect myself from alopecia, and other autoimmune diseases, but my health is also more inclined to fight off other potential illnesses and disease naturally. Or simply, not even get them, because I am taking the steps (which are listed in my book) to not fall back into bad health habits and lifestyle.
Onward and upward. This is what I want for you too! It's possible.. and you can overcome Alopecia!

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