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Has anyone taking hydrochlorothiazide started having a problem with hair thinning/hair loss?

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DrDonovan 9 Jul 2017

Hair loss in the form of increased hair shedding can happen in some patients using hydrochlorothiazide. However, this only happens in a small minority of patients and the vast majority do not experience hair loss from this particular drug. In order to implicate hydrochlorothiazide in a given person's hair loss, the hair loss should normally start within 3 months of using the drug. A patient who has been on hydrochlorothiazide for many years and suddenly experiences hair loss is unlikely to have the hydrochlorothiazide as the reason for their hair loss. Another reason is far more likely. Anyone who queries whether a drug is the cause of their hair loss should see a dermatologist for evaluation.

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