i started losing hair on adderall within 4-5 days after the dose was increased from 20 mg once a day to 20 mg twice a day. i started using minoxidil (lipogaine as well as kirkland generic) to regrow hair along with dutasteride 2.5 mg. i also wash my hair with regenepure. along with hair loss, i experience scalp itchiness and dandruff after stopping the medication. will minoxidil and dutasteride help speed up hair regrowth? early twenties, male, no MPB, previous hair loss after dieting EC stack
Is Sudden Patchy Hair Loss from Adderall Telogen Effluvium or Temporary Shedding? (photo)
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Certain medications can cause temporary hair loss
Certain medications can cause temporary hair loss and the hair may not grow back until the medication use is discontinued. Minoxidil and Finasteride are two FDA approved medications that I recommend to patients depending on the type of hair loss they are experiencing. It’s important to note that if your hair loss is not related to the medications you are taking, hair loss may continue. Therefore, be sure to consult a board certified dermatologist with experience in hair restoration who can first isolate the specific cause(s) of your hair loss. Treatments like Minoxidil or Finasteride work best as preventative measures to slow the thinning process as opposed to regrowth. However, the type of medication prescribed depends on the cause of your hair loss.
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