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HAIR DISEASE » Non-Scarring Alopecia
Hair Loss From Drugs

Most of us are aware that drugs used in chemotherapy for cancer treatment can cause hair loss, but many other prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal remedies, supplements, and drugs can produce temporary or even permanent hair loss as a side effect. Reading the manufacturer's warnings or asking your pharmacist and physician if hair loss may occur as a result of taking a single drug or even a combination of prescribed medicines, can help you become better educated and less surprised about medication-related hair loss.