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