... I take folic acid and B-Cal D. My hair has thinned considerably and I'd like to know if it will fal out completely or if it might start growing again while I'm still on the meds? I am taking Vigro and using special shampoo and conditioner - approved by my physician - willing to try anything
Hair loss of one of the most common Methotrexate side effects. Once the medication is discontinued, or with time, the shedding will gradually resolve over 6-9 months. Consultation with your doctor or a dermatologist may be helpful to make sure there is not some other reason for the hair loss such as:
* iron deficiency
* thyroid disease
There is no specific treatment for the hair loss that occurs secondary to medication except for discontinuing it. On the other hand, taking leucovorin (folinic acid) 8-12 hours after methotrexate may decrease this potential side effect without altering the effectiveness of the drug.
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