Different types of medicines are made to cure different types of diseases. But sometimes they can have side effects as well. There are certain drugs which can contribute to change texture of hair or even hair loss. But, there’s one good point, that in most cases, once you stop taking the drug, hair fall stops.
What types of Drugs causes Hair fall?
How do drugs cause hair fall?
Drugs or medicines cause hair fall, by Interfering in the growth of scalp hair regular cycle. This cycle consist of three phases:
There are two types of Hair Loss due to Medication:
Telogen effluvium is the most common form of drug-induced hair loss. It usually appears within two to four months after taking the drug. Due to this, hair follicles go into their resting phase (Telogen) and falls out too early. People with Telogen effluvium usually shed between 100 and 150 hair a day.
Anagen effluvium, hair loss occurs during the Anagen phase of the hair cycle, when the hair are actively growing. This kind of hair loss usually occurs within a few weeks after taking the medicine. It is most common in people who are taking Chemotherapy drugs for Cancer treatment. It is often severe, causes to lose almost all of the hair on their head, as well as their eyebrows, eyelashes, and other body hair.
The severity of drug-induced hair loss depends on the type of drug and dosage, as well as your sensitivity to that drug.