Medicine Reaction, Hair Loss and Scalp Problems

Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause hair loss or thinning or other scalp problems. A few examples are:

  • Medicines used to treat cancer (chemotherapy).
  • Birth control pills.
  • Seizure medicines.
  • Amphetamines, such as dextroamphetamine (for example, Dexedrine) or methamphetamine.
  • Vitamin A in high doses.

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