Bystolic - Has anyone experienced the loss of hair with this medication?
Question posted by Jerce on 10 Dec 2011
Last updated on 19 January 2018 by Ihateparmeceuticals
YES. Ive lost more than half my hair in just the first 6 weeks. Spent yesterday being fitted for a wig. I only take 5 mg but there is a limit to repulsive side effects we should be expected to endure.
Yes. I was on 5 mg of Bystolic for 2 1/2 years, and I suddenly realized my hair was rapidly thinning. Long story short, I freaked out over this, and my cardiologist (reluctantly) allowed me to quit Bystolic and to switch to Triamterene HCTZ. After 7 months, my hair is clearly regrowing. I can tell because the area of my head where I part my hair is completely filled in now with none of my scalp showing through, as it was previously. Also, I notice my hairline starts lower on my forehead now. I feel very, very good about this. I think Bystolic is a great drug for many people, but since it's a relatively new drug, all the side effects have yet to be documented.
From the few reviews I read briefly, no one mentioned hair loss while taking Bystolic. Hair loss does not appear to be a known side effect either ... but it could be a possibility.
- Bystolic uses and safety info
- Bystolic information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Bystolic (detailed)
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