I have been on Xarelto, which is a blood thinner, for about 7 months. I have been wondering if Xarelto is causing my hair loss. It comes out in a handful every day, At first I was using my hair brush but now I use my wide-tooth comb. I can't believe I'm getting all this hair every day. My hair use to be thick and curly. It is still curly but now it is getting thinner and thinner. Recently I have been doing some research about Xarelto and hair loss. I find that there are quite a number of people who have experienced the same hair loss problem with Xarelto that I am now experiencing. So, I would like to know what I can do to make my hair become thicker again. If I stay on Xarelto, I know I won't have one hair left on my head.
I have been on Xarelto since June 5, 2018. I used to take Eliquis but had hair loss. Thought I would try Xarelto. It was worse than Eliquis for hair loss. My hair comes out in handfuls and is dull and thin. Quit taking Xarelto on August 14, 2018. Went back on Coumadin. My hair is still coming out by the handfuls. I was on Coumadin for almost 2 years but all the doctors were saying get off of the Coumadin. Worse thing I did. Taking Xarelto and having major hair loss is a side effect. Now a week later all I can hope for is that taking Xarelto didn't cause permanent hair loss.
- Xarelto Information for Consumers
- Xarelto Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xarelto (detailed)
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