... months ago. I noticed that I was losing my hair. Hair thinning or loss is not listed as a side-effect of iressa, but I am definitely thinning out! I would estimate that I have lost 3/4 of the hair on my head while growing bushy eyebrows and facial hair! Is the hair loss due to iressa and, if so, is there anything I can do to stop the process? Ruth
I have been on Iressa (250mg)for 18 months. After about 6 months on the drug my hair (head) started thinning and I was loosing hair from the chest and legs. My Oncologist could not verify that this is due to Iressa. But I suspect so. It does not bother me so I didn't take any action. However , like any other issues such as skin problems, I suggest you see a specialist in hair loss and take appropriate treatment.
- Iressa Information for Consumers
- Iressa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Iressa (detailed)
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