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.
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.
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