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Drugs That Cause Hairloss

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Every Person Reacts Differently...

Following are drugs that are known to cause hair loss. The Generic Name is listed followed by the Brand Name (in Parentheses). Medications that cause hair loss in nearly 100 percent of patients within a week or two after taking the drug are highlighted in red.

A
Acebutolol (Sectral)
Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Acetohexamide (Dymelor)
Acitretin (Soriatane)
Acyclovir (Xovirax)
Actinomycin-D (Cosmegen)
Albendazole (Albenza)
Aldesleukin (Proleukin)
Alfa Interferons (N/)
Alitretinoin (Panreti)
Allopurinol (Zyloprim)
Altretamine (Hexalen)
Amamtadine (Symmerel)
Amiloride (Midamor)
Aminophylline (N/A)
Aminosalicylate Sodium (Paser Granules)
Amiodarone (Pacerone)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
Amlodipine (Norvasc)
Amphotericin (Amphocin)
Anagrelide (Agrylin)
Anastrozole (Arimidex)
Androstenedione (Androstene)
Anisindione (Miradon)
Anthrax Vaccine (AVA)
Aprepitant (Emend)
Aripiprazole (Abilify)
Arsenic (Trisonex)
Asparaginase (Elspar)
Aspirin (N/A)
Atazanavir (Reyataz)
Atenolol (Tenoretic)
Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
Azathioprine (Imuran)

B
Balsalazide (Colazal)
Bendroflumethiazide (Corzide)
Benzphetamine (Didrex)
Betaxolol (Kerlone)
Bevacizumag (Avastin)
Bexarotene (Targretin)
Bicalutamide (casodex)
Bismuth (Pepto-Bismol)
Bisoprolol (Zebeta)
Bleomycin (Blenoxane)
Brinzolamide (Axopt)
Bromocriptine (Parlodel)
Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
Buspirone (Buspar)
Busulfan (Myleran)

C
Cabergoline (Dostinex)
Capecitabine (Xeloda)
Captopril (Captopen)
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
Carbimazole (N/A)
Carboplatin (Paraplatin)
Carmustine (Gliadel Wafer)
Carteolol (Cartrol)
Carvedilol (Coreg)
Celecoxib (Celebrex)
Cerivastatin (N/A)
Cetirizine (Zytrec)
Ceruximab (Erbirux)
Cevimeline (Exovac)
Chlorambucil (Leukeran)
Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin)
Chlordiazepoxide (Limbitrol)
Chloroquine (Aralen)
Chlorothiazide (Aldochlor)
Chlorotrianisene (Tace)
Chlorpropamide (Diabinese)
Chlorthalidone (Tenoretic)
Chondroitin (Chrondroitin Sulfate C)
Cidofovir (Forvade)
Cimetidine (Tagamet)
Cisplatin (Platinol)
Citalopram (Celexa)
Clofibrate (Claripex)
Colcemid (N/A)
Colchicine (Colbenemid)
Corticosteroids (N/A)
Coumarin (N/A)
Cyclobenzaprine (N/A)
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
Cyclosporint (Neoral)
Cytarabine (Cytosar-U)

D
Dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome)
Dactinomycin (Cosmegen)
Dalteparin (Fragmin)
Danazol (Danocrine)
Daunorubicin (Cerubidine)
Delavirdine (Rescriptor)
Desipramine (Norpramin)
Dexfenfluramine (N/A)
Dextran (N/A)
Diazoxide (Hyperstat)
Dichloromethotrexate (N/A)
Diclofenac (Voltaren)
Dicumarol (Dicumarol)
Didanosine (Videx)
Dideoxycytidine (Hivid)
Diethylopropion (Tenuatae)
Diethylstilbestrol
Diflunisal (Dolobid)
Diltiazem (Teczem)
Digoxin (Lanoxicaps)
Disopyramide (Norpace)
Dixyrazine (N/A)
Disopyramide (N/A)
Docetaxel (Taxotere)
Donepezil (Aricept)
Dopamine (Dopastat)
Doxazosin (Cardura)
Doxepin (Sinequan; Zonalon (topical)
Doxorubicin (Doxil)
Duloxetine (Cymbalta)

E
Efavirenz (Sustiva)
Elfornithine (Vania)
Eletriptan (Relpax)
Enalapril(Vasotec)
Endoxan (N/A)
Epinephrine (Adrenalin)
Epirubicin (Ellence)
Epoetin Alfa (Procrit)
Escitalopram (Lexapro)
Esmolol (Brevibloc)
Estramustine (Emcyt)
Estrogens (N/A)
Ethambutol (Myambutol)
Ethionamide (Trecator SC)
Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
Eridonate (Didronel)
Etodolac (Lodine)
Etretinate (N/A)
Exemestane (Aromasin)

F
Famotidine (Pepcid)
Felbamate (Felbatol)
Fenofibrate (Tricor)
Fenoprofen (Nalfon)
Finasteride (Propecia)
Flecainide (Tambocor)
Floxuridine (FUDR)
Fluconazole (Diflucan)
Fludarabine (Fludara)
Fluorouracil (N/A)
Fluoxetine (Prozac)
Fluoxymesterone (Halostensin)
Flurbiprofen (Ansaid)
Fluvastatin (Lescol)
Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
Foscarnet (Foscavir)

G
Gabapentin (Neurontin)
Ganciclovir (Cytovene)
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
Gemfibrozil (Lopid)
Glatiramer (Copaxone)
Gold and Gold Compounds (N/A)
Goserelin (Zoladex)
Granisetron (Kytril)
Granulocyte (GCSF)
Guanethidine (Ismelin)
Guanfacine (Tenex)

H
Haloperidol (Haldol)
Halothane (Fluothane)
Heparin (Hep-Flush)
Hexamethylmelamine (N/A)
Hydantoin Derivatives (Pilantin)
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
Hydroxycarbamide (N/A)
Hydroxychloroquine (N/A)
Hydroxyurea (Droxin)

I
Ibuprofen (Advil)
Idarubicin (Idamycin)
Ifosfamide (Ifex)
Immunoglobulin (N/A)
Imipramine (Tofranil)
Indinavir (Crixivan)
Indomethacin (Indocin)
Interferon (Avonex; Betaseron)
Ipratropium (Combivent)
Irinotecan (Camptosar)
Isoniazid (Rifamate)
Isorretinoin (Accutane)
Itraconazole (Sporanox)

K
Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
Ketoprofen (Orudis)

L
Labetalol (Normodyne)
Lamivudine (Combivir)
Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
Lansoprazole (Prevacid)
Leflunomide (Arava)
Letrozole (Femara)
Leucovorin (N/A)
Levodopa (Sinemet)
Leuprolide (Lupron)
Levamisole (Ergamisol)
Levobetaxolol (Betaxon)
Levobunolol (Betagan)
Levodopa (L-dopa)
Levothyroxine (Eltroxin)
Liothyroxine (Triostat)
Lisinopril (Zestril)
Lithium (Eskalith)
Lithium Carbonate (N/A)
Lomustine (CeeNU)
Loperamide (Maalox)
Loratadine (Claritin)
Lorazepam (Ativan)
Losartan (Cozaar)
Lovastatin (Advicor)
Loxapine (Loxitane)

M
Maprotiline (Ludiomil)
Mebendazole (Vermox)
Mechloroethamine (Mustargen)
Meclofenamate (N/A)
Medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Privera)
Mefloquine (Lariam)
Melphalan (Alkeran)
Memantine (Namenda)
Mepacrine (Mesantoin)
Mercaptopurine (Purinethol)
Mesalamine (Asacol)
Mesoridazine (Serentil)
Merformin (Glucovance)
Methimazole (Tapazole)
Methotreate (Rheumatrex)
Methsuximide (Celontin)
Methyldopa (Aldoclor)
Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
Methylthiouracil (N/A)
Methysergide (Sansert)
Metoprolol (Lopressor)
Mexiletine (Mexitil)
Minocycline (Dynacin)
Minoxidil (Rogaine)
Misoprostol (Cytotec)
Mitomycin (Mutamycin)
Mitotrane (Lysodren)
Mitoxantrone (Novantrone)
Moexipril (Univasc)
Mycophenolate (CellCept)

N
Nabumetone (Relafen)
Nadolol (Corgard)
Nalidixic Acid (NegGram)
Naltrexone (Revex)
Naproxen (Aleve)
Naratriptan (Amerge)
Nefazodone (Serzone)
Neomycin (Neosporin)
Nifedipine (Procardia)
Nimodipine (Nimotop)
Nisoldipine (Sular)
Nitisinone (Orfaden)
Nitrofurantoin (Furadantin)
Nitrosureas (N/A)
Nortriptyline (Aventyl)

O
Octreotide (Sandostatin)
Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
Omeprazole (Prilosec)
Ondansetron (Zofran)
Oral Contraceptives (N/A)
Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)

P
Paclitaxel (Taxol)
Pantroprazole (Protonix)
Paramethadione (Paradione)
Paroxetine (Paxil)
Peg-interferon Alfa (N/A)
PEG-Intron (N/A)
Pegfilgrastim(Neulasta)
Penbutolol (Levatol)
Penicillamine (Cuprimine)
Penicillins(N/A)
Pentosan (Elmiron)
Pentostatin (Nipent)
Pergolide (Permax)
Phensuximide (Milontin)
Phentermine (Fastin)
Phenytoin (Dilantin)
Pirbuterol (Maxair)
Piroxicam (Feldene)
Pravastatin (Pravachol)
Prazepam (Centrax)
Prazosin (Minizide)
Probenecid (Benemid)
Procarbazine (Procan)
Progestins (N/A)
Proguanil (N/A)
Propafenone (Rythmol)
Propanolol (Inderal)
Propylthiouracil (N/A)
Protriptyline (Vivactil)
Pyridostigmine romide (N/A)
Pyrimethamine (Daraprim)

Q
Quazepam (Doral)
Quinacrine (Atabrine)
Quinidine (Cardioquin)
Quinine (Legatrin)

R
Rabeprazole (Aciphex)
Ramipril (Altace)
Ranitidine (Zantac)
Retinol, Retinoids (N/A)
Ribavirin (Rebetol)
Riluzole (N/A)
Risperidone (Risperdal)
Ritonavir (Norvir)
Rivastigmine (Exelon)
Ropinirole(Requip)

S
Saquinavir (Fortovase)
Selegiline (Eldepryl)
Selenium (Head & Shoulders)
Sertraline (Zoloft)
Simvastatin (Zocor)
Sodium Cromoglycate (Crolom)
Sotalol (Betapace)
Sparfloxaciin (Zagam)
Spironolactone (Aldactone)
St. John’s Wort (N/A)
Stanozolol (Winstrol)
Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
Sulfisoxazole (Pediazole)
Sulindac (Clinoril)

T
Tacrine (Cognex)
Tacrolimus (Protopic)
Tamoxifen (Nolvadex)
Terbinafine (Lamisil)
Testosterone (Androderm)
Thalidomide (Contergran)
Thallium (N/A)
Thioguanine (Contegram)
Thioridazine (Mellaril)
Thiotepa (Thioplex)
Thiorhizene (Navane)
Thiouracil (N/A)
Tiagabine (Gabitril)
Timolol (Betimol)
Tinazaparin (Innohep)
Tiopronin (Thiola)
Tocainide (Tonocard)
Tolcapone (Tasmar)
Topiramate (Topamax)
Topotecan (Hycamtin)
Trazodone (Desyrel)
Tranylcypromine (Parnate)
Triazolam (Halcion)
Triethylenethiophosphoramide (N/A)
Trimethadione (Tridione)
Trimipramine (Surmontil)
Triparanol (N/A)
Triptorelin (Trelstar)

U
Urofollitropin (Bravelle)
Ursodiol (Actigall)

V
Valdecoxib (Bextra)
Valproic Acid (Depacon)
Valproate Sodium (N/A)
Vasopressin (Pitressin)
Venlafaxine (Effexor)
Verapamil (Covera-HS)
Vinblastine (Velban)
Vincristine (Oncovin)
Vinorelbine (Navelbine)
Vitamin A (Aquasol A)
Voriconazole (Vfend)

W
Warfarin (Coumadin)

Z
Zalcitabine (Hivid)
Zaleplon (Sonata)
Zidovudine (Combivir)
Ziprasidone (Geodon)
Zonisamide (Zonegran)

SOURCE: “The Complete Book of Hair Loss Answers” by Peter J. Panagotacos, MD