I have recently been prescribed Doxycycline antibiotic for my acne. I am currently still suffering from 12 months of telogen effluvium. I am a little scared to start any type of oral treatments now. Is there any chance That Doxycycline cause any more shedding? Thank you.
Can Doxycycline cause or trigger hair loss?
Doctor Answers 3
Doxycycline and likelihood of hair shedding
Thanks for your question. The likelihood that doxycycline will cause or increase shedding is very low. Doxycycline is a first line treatment for a hair loss condition known as lichen planopilaris. I would consult with the physician in charge of treating you.
Bernardino A. Arocha, MD
Doxycyline and telogen effluvium
Doxycycline has a low likelihood. It is not a common cause of shedding.