Since starting Lisinopril about 6 months, I have been constantly loosing hair in the shower and while brushing my dry. It is also very dry.
Any blood pressure medicine can make hair a bit thinner. Also when the seasons change and if you have been sick, injured, had anesthesia, or under stress can make it shed. Try taking a Stresstab with zinc even the store brand will work. Also for the dryness, use some Neutrogena Triple moisturzer for hair and some Biosilk silk therapy or redken Glass leave in conditioner. They both work wonders. Make sure the stresstab with zinc doesn't interfere with other meds you might be taking. Ask the pharmacist about that. It rarely would, but, ask anyway.
I switched to Lisinopril from Atenolol about one month ago because I thought the Atenolol was causing my hair thinning... which is one of the side effects of beta blockers. I am taking vitamins specifically for hair, skin, and nails... with biotin, MSM, and B. I've also been taking Fish Oil capsules and Flax seed oil capsules. I'm still losing hair! I think the stress of the thinning is making it worse. I'm 58, so maybe hormones are playing a part also... plus stress! Quite a few of my coworkers are going through the same thing... I read a book by Dr. Christiane Northrup and she says there is a chinese herb called Shou wu pian that has been used for many years, and she has seen wonderful results from it regarding hair regrowth. The book is Wisdom of Menopause. I'm ready to try it.
Yes before taking lisinopril I had a real thick head of hair, Since starting on lisinopril a little over a year ago, I have lost at least 75% of my hair
It is still getting thinner.
I just learned about the side effects of hair loss and lisinopril.
I am going to ask my doctor to change my medication .
I have been on Lisinopril for several years and have lost all of the hair on the top of my head. I asked my doctor about this and was told that this was coincidental and not caused by the lisinopril. I have always felt that this was a lie and that doctors are covering up the truth.
- Lisinopril Information for Consumers
- Lisinopril Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lisinopril (detailed)
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