Causes of Hair Loss

Is your medication contributing to your hair loss?

Medicines can play a factor in hair loss. Below is a list of medications that have been known to cause hair loss.

Name Brand Active Ingredient
Accutane isotretinoin
Aciphex rabeprazole
Advicor niacin/lovastatin
Adriamycin doxorubicin
Advil ibuprofen
Agrylin anagrelide
Alimta pemetrexed
Aromasin exemestane
Atacand HCT candesartan/hct
Avastin bevacizumab
Azilect rasagiline
Azulfidine sulfasalazine
Betagan levobunolol
Betaseron Interferon beta 1b
Betimol timolol
BiDil hydralazine/isosorbide dinitrate
Caduet amlodipine/atorvastatin
Calan verapamil
Camptosar irinotecan
Capoten captopril
Capozide captopril/HCTZ
Carbatrol carbamazepine
Cardura XL doxazosin
Celebrex celecoxib
Cerubidine daunorubicin
Climara estradiol
Climara Pro estradiol/levonorgestrel
Colazal balsalazide
Combivent albuterol/ipratropium
Combivir lamivudine/zidovudine
Concerta methylphenidate
Copaxone glatiramer
Corgard nadolol
Corzide bendroflumenthiazide/nadolol
Cosopt dorzolamide/timolol
Coumadin warfarin
Covera-HS verapamil
Crixivan indinavir
Cuprimine penicillamine
Cymbalta duloxetine
Cytotec misoprostol
Cytoxan cyclophosphamide
Dacogen decitabine
Daytrana methylphenidate
Depakene Valproic acid
Depakote divalproex
Didronel etldronate
Diovan valsartan
Diovan HCT valsartan/hct
Doxil doxorubicin
Effexor venlafaxine
Efudex fluorouracil
Elavil amitriptyline
Eldepryl selegiline
Ellgard leuprolide
Elmiron pentosan
Emend aprepitant
Emsam selegiline
Enbrel etancercept
Enjuvia conjugated estrogens
Entocort EC budesonide
Epivir lamivudine
Epzicom abacavir/lamivudine
Equetro carbamazepine
Erbitux cituximab
Estratest estrogens/methyl-testosterone
Estring estradiol
Feldene piroxicam
Femara letrozole
Focalin XR dexmethylphenidate
Furadantin nitrofurantoin
Gabitril tiagabine
Gemzar gemcitabine
Gengraf cyclosporine
Gleevec imatinib
Gliadel polifeprosan/carmustine
Haldol haloperidol
HeparinHexalen altretamine
Hycamtin topoecan
Hyzaar hct/losartan
Inderal propranolol
Indocin indomethacin
Infergen interferon alfacon-1
Intron A interferon
Isoptin verapamil
Kaletra lopinavir/ritonavir
Keppra levetiracetam
Kytril granisetron
Lamisil terbinafine
Lescol fluvastatin
Leukine sargramostim
Levothrold levothyroxine
Levoxyl levothyroxine
Lexapro escitalopram
Limbitrol amitriptyline/chlordiazepoxide
Lipitor atorvastatin
Lithostat acetohydroxamic acid
Lopid gemfibrozil
Lopressor metoprolol
Lovaza omega-3 acids
Lunesta eszopiclone
Lupron leuprolide
Macrodantin nitrofurantoin
Maxair pirbuterol
Megace megestrol
Menostar estradiol
Meridia sibutramine
Metadate CD methylphenidate
Mevacor lovastatin
Minipress prazosin
Mirapex pramipexole
Mobic meloxicam
Moduretic amiloride/HCTZ
Motrin ibuprofen
Namenda memantine
Naprosyn naproxen
Neoral cyclosporine
Neulasta pegfilgrastim
Neumega oprelvekin
Neupogen filgrastim
Neurontin gabapentin
Nexavar sorafenib
Nexium esomeprazole
Niacin
Novantrone mitoxantrone
Ortho-Cyclen ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
Ortho Evra ethinyl estradiol/norelgestimate
Ortho Tri-Cyclen ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate
Oruvall ketoprofen
Parcopa carbidopa/levodopa
Parnate tranylcypromine
Pegintron pegintereron alfa-2b
Pepcid famotidine
Premarin estrogens
Premphase conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone
Premrpo conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone
Prezista darunavir
Prinzide hct/lisinopril
Prograf tacrolimus
Propylthiouracil
Prozac fluoxetine
Rebetol ribavirin
Rescriptor delavirdine
Reyataz atazanavir
Rheumatrex methotrexate
Ribavirin
Ridaura auranofin
Roferon A interferon alfa-2ª
Rythmol SR propafenon
Sandostatin octreotide
Sectral acebutolol
Sonata zaleplon
Soriatane acitretin
Sprycel dasatinib
Stalevo carbidopa/levodopa/entacapone
Sustiva efavirenz
Sutent sunitinib
Symbyax olanzapine/fluoxetine
Synthroid levothyroxine
Tagamet cimetidine
Tapazole methimazole
Tarceva erlotinib
Taxotere docetaxel
Tegretol carbamazepine
Tenorim atenolol
Tenoretic atenolol/chlorthalidone
Teveten HCT eprosartan/hct
Theo-24 theophylline
Timolide hct/timolol
Timoptic timolol
Topamax topiramate
Trandate labetalol
Tricor fenofibrate
Valtrex valacyclovir
Vaseretic enalapril/HCTZ
Vasotec enalapril
Vesanoid tretinoin
Verelan verapamil
Visken pindolol
Voltaren diclofenac
Vytorin ezetimibe/simvastatin
Wellbutrin bupropion
Xolair omalizumab
Yasmin drospirenone/ethinyl
Zocor simvastatin
Zolinza vorinostat
Zoloft sertraline
Zometa zoledronic
Zovirax acyclovir
Zyloprim allopurinol
Zyprexa olanzapine/fluoxetine
Zyrtec cetlrizine