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Medications and hair loss

Acne All drugs derived from vitamin A as treatments for acne or other conditions, including:
   • Accutane (isotretinoin)
Blood Anticoagulants (blood thinners), including:
   • Panwarfin (warfarin sodium)
   • Sofarin (warfarin sodium)
   • Coumadin (warfarin sodium)
   • Heparin injections
Chemotherapy drugs Any chemotherapy drug can cause hair loss
Cholesterol Cholesterol-lowering drugs, including:
   • Atronid-S (clofibrate)
Convulsions/ Epilepsy    • Lopid (gemfibrozil)
   • Anticonvulsants, including: Tridone (trimethadione)
Depression 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)
Diet    • Amphetamines
Fungus Oral anti-fungal medicine
Glaucoma The beta-blocker drugs, including:
   • Timoptic Eye Drops (timolol)
   • Timoptic Ocudose (timolol)
   • Timoptic XC (timolol)
Gout    • Lopurin (allopurinol)
   • Zyloprim (allopurinol)
Heart/High Blood Pressure 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)
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
   • All forms of testosterone
   • Anabolic steroids
   • Prednisone and other steroids

Inflammation Many anti-inflammatory drugs, including those prescribed for localized pain, swelling and injury.
   • Arthritis drugs
No steroidal 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
Ulcer 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)


**Please Note: This chart is not limited to all medications that can cause hair loss.

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