... noticed I was lossing more hair than normal. Arava was great in helping my lower extremity pain, but not in my wrist. Told my doctor this and she put me on Enbrel along with the Arava and 2.5 mg of Prednisone in the hopes of stopping the Arava. After 5 weeks of this treatment, my hair loss has gotten considerably worse. The doctor has taken me off the Arava now for a week, but I still have the hair loss. Has anyone ever gone bald being on these drugs?
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Has anyone on Enbrel had hair loss? I had been on Arava for four months and?
Question posted by Cookie56 on 24 Sep 2010
Last updated on 9 July 2017 by Anonymous
I have been on Enbrel for almost 2 years and noticed an increase in hair loss. On the other hand, I am also in my 60's, so it's not clear whether it's age related or not. My doctor recommended that I take some vitamin supplements such as Biotin (5000mcg/day) and using a biotin shampoo. Over a 6 months period, I noticed that my hair loss has slowed down. You might give it a try.
started enbrel 6 months ago 50 mg once a week with imuran prednesone tapered off... enbrel worked well for joint issues... my hair is a mess... fried looking... thin... different texture... i use to have thick shiny full hair... also developed skin issues... starting to develop severe headaches questioning continuing but such relief from swollen hot joints...
Yes, hair loss has been reported as one of the side effects of taking Arava, perhaps it would be better that you do seek medical advice from the doc who prescribed the med to give you some medication to prevent loss of hair, take care, be well & safe.
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