I have been on avapro 150mg.for about 3 months,my hair is falling out. I use to have very thick hair and now it is very thin. I would like to stop the avapro but it does help mt blood pressure.
2 Jun 2010
It has been reported that possible side effects for people taking Avapro (irbesartan). Hair loss, however, does not appear to be one of them. In clinical studies, hair loss was not reported as either a common or rare side effect of Avapro. However, hair loss has been reported as a rare side effect with other angiotensin II receptor blockers (the class of medicines that Avapro is part of).
However you could ask your doc./pharmacist for an alternate med, hope this helps? Best of luck. I too take meds for hypertension & 'am bald.
- Avapro Information for Consumers
- Avapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Avapro (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
1 answer • 6 May 2012
Hello, I was on Atenolol 25 mg for hbp for a month. Within a week of taking it, I started losing hair. My doctor told me to stop taking it a week ago ...
1 answer • 18 Sep 2012
I am 41 years old an Hr professional female ,single and virgin.I never had been suffred from high Blood Pressure.The normal rating of Blood pressure ...
3 answers • 17 Apr 2013
I am taking metoprolol tartrate 50 mg and Avapro 50 mg for high blood pressure. My Dr prescribe to take Perndopril erbumine 4 mg with others. Is is ...
1 answer • 4 Jan 2015