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Medications That Cause Hair Loss - Dr. Alan Bauman

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There are many prescription medications that are known to be associated with hair loss. It is important for doctors and patients to be aware of common hair loss risk factors, such as heredity/genetics, as well as other triggers for thinning or shedding hair. Some of the commonly prescribed categories of drugs that can cause hair loss include: antihypertensives (blood pressure), cholesterol / statins, hormone replacement like thyroid, testosterone, etc., mood modulators / anti-depressants, antibiotics, anti-acne, anti-fungals, chemotherapy agents and more. Find out which medications can cause hair loss and what strategy we use to treat the situation.
Dr. Alan J Bauman - Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
www.baumanmedical.com

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Medications That Cause Hair Loss - Dr. Alan Bauman

  1. 1. ©2015BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. MEDICATIONS KNOWN TO CAUSE HAIR LOSS Hair Loss Risk Factors - What Medications Cause Hair Loss? ALAN J BAUMAN, MD, ABHRS, FISHRS
  2. 2. ©2014BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. ALAN J BAUMAN, MD, ABHRS, FISHRS @DRALANBAUMAN Course Director Background & Bio
  3. 3. ©2015BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. General Categories of Medications Known to Cause Hair Loss • Mood Modulators – Antidepressants – Antianxiety • Antihypertensives / Blood Pressure Medications • Cholesterol Medications – Especially statins • Hormone Treatments – Oral Contraceptives – Hormone Replacement – Testosterone, Thyroid • Anti-Acne • Bariatric “Weight Loss” Medications • Chemotherapy • Blood thinners • General Anesthesia
  4. 4. ©2015BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. Prescription Drugs
 Commonly Associated with Hair Loss (partial list!) • Antidepressant and Antipsychotic Prescription Drugs – Amoxapine – Amitriptyline – Bupropion – Clomipramine – Desipramine – Doxepin – Fluoxetine – Haloperidol – Imipramine – Nortriptyline – Paroxetine – Sertraline • Blood Thinning Medications – Panwarfin (warfarin sodium) – Sofarin (warfarin sodium) – Coumadin (warfarin sodium) – Heparin injections • Parkinson's Disease – Levadopa / L-dopa (Dopar, Larodopa) • Thyroid Disorder Prescription Medications – Many of the drugs used to treat the thyroid (i.e. Thiouracil) • Ulcer Medications (Over-the-Counter and Prescription) – Famotidine (Pepcid™) – Ranitidine (Zantac™) – Cimetidine (Tagamet™) • Gout Medications – Lopurin (Allopurinol) – Zyloprim (Allopurinol) • Antibiotics and Antifungal drugs – Levo Floaxin – Amoxicillin – Penicillin (Amoxicot, Kelfex) Note: DO NOT discontinue or reduce prescription medications before talking to your doctor.
  5. 5. ©2015BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. Prescription Drugs
 Commonly Associated with Hair Loss (con’t) • Depression – Antidepression Prescription Medications – 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) • Acne Medications – Isotretinoin (Sotret®, Claravis®, Amnesteem®, Accutane) – Tretinoin (various – Retin A®) – Tazarotene (Tazorac®) – Acitretin (Soriatane®) – Adapalene – (Differin®) • Glaucoma – Timoptic Eye Drops (Timolol) – Timoptic Ocudose (Timolol) – Timoptic XC (Timolol) • Heart (High Blood Pressure) – Tenormin (Atenolol) – Lopressor (Metoprolol) – Corgard (Nadolol) – Inderal and Inderal LA (Propanolol) – Blocadren (Timolol) Note: DO NOT discontinue or reduce prescription medications before talking to your doctor.
  6. 6. ©2015BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. Prescription Drugs
 Commonly Associated with Hair Loss (con’t) • Cholesterol Medications – Atronid-S (Clofibrate) – Metoprolol (Toprol XL) – Atenol (Tenoretic) – Lopid (Gemfibrozil) • Convulsions/ Epilepsy – Anticonvusant Prescription Medications – Tridone (Trimethadione) – Carbamazepine – Phenytoin – Sodium Valproate • Diet / Attention Deficit Disorders – Amphetamines – Methamphetamines – Methylphenidate • Chemotherapy Medications – Adriamycin – Bleomycin – Cactinomycin – Cyclophosphamide – Cytarabine – Dactinomycin – Daunorubicin – Docetaxel – Doxorubicin – Etoposide – Fluorouracil – Ifosfamide – Irinotecan – Methotrexate – Paclitaxel – Topttecan – Vinorelbine Note: DO NOT discontinue or reduce prescription medications before talking to your doctor.
  7. 7. ©2015BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. Prescription Drugs
 Commonly Associated with Hair Loss (con’t) • Medications for Hormonal Conditions – All hormone-containing prescriptions prescribed for hormone-related, sexual dysfunction, reproductive, male and female- specific conditions have the potential to cause hair loss, including: – Birth Control Medications – Hormone-replacement therapy (HRT) for women (estrogen or progesterone) – Male androgenic hormones and all forms of testosterone and pre-testosterone (i.e. Testex, Depo-Testosterone, and Delatestryl) – Anabolic steriods • Fluoxymesterone (Halotestin) • Methyltestosterone (Android, Metandren, Oreton, Testred, Virilon) • Stanozolol (Winstrol) • Danazol (Danocrine) – Prednisone and other steroids • Non-Inflammatory Prescriptions – Naprosyn (Naproxen) – Anaprox (Naproxen) – Anaprox DS (Naproxen) – Celecoxib (Celebrex) – Daypro (Oxaprozin) – Diclofenac (Voltaren) – Etodolac (Lodine) – Fenoprofen (Nalfon) – Indocin (indomethacin) – Indocin SR (indomethacin) – Ketoprofen (Orudis, Oruvail) – Relafen (Nabumetone) – Clinoril (Sulindac) – Methotrexate (MTX) – Rheumatex (Methotrexate) – Folex (Methotrexate) Note: DO NOT discontinue or reduce prescription medications before talking to your doctor.
  8. 8. ©2015BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. MEDICAL HAIR LOSS MANAGEMENT “WHAT CAN BE DONE?” Treatment Stratagems
  9. 9. ©2015BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. Stratagems for Hair Loss Management • Evaluate, Measure & Diagnose – Chief Complaint, Symptoms/Signs, Dermoscopy, Trichometry, Labs – Establish Realistic Goals • Identify & Eliminate / Reduce Triggers – Medical conditions, medications, social habits, stress, etc. • Block androgen effects: 5α-R Inhibition – Pharmaceutical & Nutritional • Stimulate Hair Follicles / Override Miniaturization – Topical medications, Low Level Laser Therapy, Cell Therapy (PRP) • Surgically Redistribute (Transplant) Permanent Follicles – Minimally-invasive hair transplantation (FUE) • Cosmetic & Psychological – Hair care, camouflage, compassionate support & coping skills • Compliance – Tracking, Measurements, Dermoscopy/Photography, Follow-Ups
  10. 10. ©2014BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. Alan J. Bauman, M.D., A.B.H.R.S. • Certifications & Affiliations – Diplomate, American & Int’l Board of Hair Restoration Surgery – Fellow, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Faculty, American Hair Loss Council – Recommended, American Hair Loss Association – Accepted, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons – Member, Pantene ProV Hair Research Institute • Training – M.D. – New York Medical College – B.S. in Psychobiology – University of California, Riverside – Surgical Internship – Beth Israel Medical Center in NY – Surgical Residency – Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NY – Hair Transplant Surgery – Garden City, NY • Founder & Medical Director, Bauman Medical Group - 1997-present – 8,000+ surgeries – 18,000+ patients treated
  11. 11. ©2014BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. Bauman Medical Group • 1000 hair loss patients/year • 50:50 Male/Female • 250+ hair transplants/year • NEW 11,000 sqft facility! B A U M A N M E D I C A L G R O U P Hair Transplant & Hair Loss Treatment Center Est.1997 - Boca Raton, FL
  12. 12. ©2014BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. 
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  13. 13. ©Copyright2014BaumanMedicalGroup,P.A.AllRightsReserved. Thank You!! doctorb@baumanmedical.com www.baumanmedical.com www.linkedin/in/alanjbauman www.twitter.com/DrAlanBauman www.facebook.com/alanjbauman

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