Top 10 Causes Of Female Hair Loss: And What You CAN Do About It

8. The Medications That Are Linked To Female Hair Loss

taking medication can cause hair loss

Medications can cause hair loss in 2 ways:

1. Telogen effluvium, which can cause hair loss 2-4 months after taking medication and is indicated by losing more than 100 hairs per day. Medications that cause this include birth control, anti-depressants, acne medications, Advil, ibuprofen, thyroid medication, and weight loss drugs.

2. Anagen effluvium, which affects your hair when it is actively growing. This type of hair loss will occur within a few days of taking the medication, and include common types of chemotherapy medication.

Some medications have natural substitutes, which may be a good option to look into if you are suffering from one of these conditions (again, consult your doctor before you make any changes).

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