Inderal Propranolol 10mg- Hair Loss

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kelkel Says:


please reply if your hair has fallen out and or you have had weight gain. if your hair has not fallen out please also reply. Thank you..........


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Verwon Says:

Propranolol is a beta blocker and almost all of the medications in this class are known to cause weight gain and hair loss as side effects in some people that take them.


https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Metoprolol/­

Have you consulted your doctor?

You may want to talk to them about trying something different in this class, such as Carvedilol, which is known to cause fewer side effects.


https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Carvedilol/­

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Syn Says:

Yes i've been taking propranolol for about 4 years at 10mg and almost 2 years ago i went all the way up to 160 for migraines. My hair started falling out by the handfulls after the birth of my twins. I thought it was a result of birth and then shortly I went on a 500 calorie diet and blamed my hair following out because of my calorie in take in order to loose weight. It wasn't until a couple of months ago that I decided to do a search or the medication and came across many sites where others where having same issues. My hair still continues to fall out i'm down to maybe a fourth of what I had. Although this medication has been a life saver for me in controlling my migraines i have decided to try to get off it with my doctors help. He recommened I stay on it because of my MVP and told me to add Topomax but after reading about that also having hair loss effects, i'm taking my changes and am going to try to wean myself off it before I go bald.

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Morgan Says:

So sorry to hear your news....have things improved...i have exact same problem and have twins too. I thought it might be all the stress. I am taking 120 mg
..it is awful loosing all this hair.

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Vivacious Says:

I take 160 slow release of propanalol is this the highest dose or that it is slow release it seems more.

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lily Says:
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I started taking propanolol. 20 mg twice daily. My hair got thin limp dry. I feel anxious more depressed. I'm considering weaning. Myself off of it. I rather cut salt intake or something.... I'm so saddened. I have horrific dreams......and moments of confusion

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loo Says:
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Ive been taking propranolol 10 twice a day. Im afraid to brush my hair and after ive washed it my bathroom floor is covered in hair. My hair is now so thin. Is there something else i can take?

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Thinning curls Says:
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I have been experiencing extreme hair loss. I am 48 years old and am starting menopause because my periods are very irregular and almost nonexistent. I started taking propanolol or year ago and it dawned on me that my hair loss may be due to this medication. I search the subject on Google and came across this discussion thread and am very afraid. I cannot believe that this medication that I have been taking for my migraines has not only helps my migraines but may contributed to shed my hair to more than half of what it was. I am no longer taking this as of today and see if that makes a difference.

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Thinning curls Says:
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Additional info for those of you on blood pressure medicine - ALWAYS wean off of it by reducing the milligrams slowly. Keep cutting pills in half and go a week at a time while weaning until you get to 1 mg. some pills may not be cut - especially capsules or extended release. Always consult your doctor before stopping BP meds. I am a registered nurse. Seeing my neurologist today to discuss other options.

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Thinning curls Says:
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Ask your doctor for a calcium channel blocker instead of a beta blocker which is what Inderal (propranolol) is.

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Erin s Says:
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My hair is falling out at an alarming rate. Two weeks into medication. No weight gain. Extreme fatigue. This medicine is hurting me more then helping. I quit taking it. I'd rather stroke out then be bald, I'm a hairstylist! I can't be bald.

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Jenn Says:

So much of my hair is falling out. I asked this nurse, of whom works at a teaching hospital, and she said her teacher told her that the medication is blocking my B12 receptor intake. So, as of 2 weeks ago I started taking sublingual B12 tablets to combat this problem. Idea is that it will absorb straight into my bloodstream bypassing my metabolism where it's being blocked. All I can say is that I haven't noticed much difference YET. It does seem to be decreasing the amount of hair loss, as I notice after showers in the morning. The nurse said the doctor told her it depletes my niacin as well. UGH! This medicine has done what YEARS of therapy has FAILED to do for me. IT IS GOD SENT, but at the same time it's a nightmare too. Which is worse...horrible, drenching night-sweats and racing heart, or my hair falling out? ANSWER: night-sweats & racing heart.
P.S) Has anyone else heard about certain receptors being blocked? If so, which ones?

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Maryella Says:
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I've been on propranolol for about 5 years. I started on 40mg twice a day. I had thick hair and weighed 105 lbs. about 3 years ago I was switched to 80 mg ER once a day. A year and a half ago clumps of hair started falling out. Now I have visible thinning at the top front of my head and I am 119 lbs. I am only 4' 9" short. I thought the hair loss was lipitor. I stopped that months ago but my hair is still thin at the top. Now I think the culprit is propranolol. Is the hair loss reversible?

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Netty Says:
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Hi there i am experiencing the same ive been taking propranolol for about a year now my fringe and on top has gone really thin ive started taking vitamins to see if that will help because i dont know what else to try as i need to take it for my anxiety itx a no win situation

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Donna Says:
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I was prescribed 20mg Propanalol once a day, or as needed for anxiety related flushing, racing heart, and trembling. When I realized how much it worked to reduce these symptoms, I started taking it every morning (with drs approval). It wasn't until 4 years later when I couldn't figure out what happened to my beautiful thick hair and eyebrows and inability to lose weight despite a rigorous regimen, that I started researching the side effects of beta blockers. Two of the major effects are inability to lose weight (your heart rate stays low despite increased activity) and hair loss. I immediately called my dr and we worked out a plan to ween me back down to an "as needed" dosage.

It's been about a month and a half and I no longer have wads of hair in my shower drain, and my brows are starting to grow thicker. So far no weight loss, but I can feel myself having a harder workout. I also sleep like a rock now. I plan on keeping my prescription but using it only as needed.

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Sue Says:
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Hair has been falling out over a year. I am to the point I can't cover all the bald spots. Didn't know infernal could cause this until reading last night. I have been taking infernal for a tremor for at least 20-25 years. Will hair grow back of that is what the cause is?

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Elene Says:
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Hi, my hair is actually breaking off I had beautiful long thick hair past my shoulder now it is above my shoulders I am devasted. I am going this week to my primary to figure this out, it's seems that when my neurologist prescribed this for my migraines and placed me 3times a day is when I started to see the end result.

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Regina Says:
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My hair started falling out about a month on propanol. At the same time my HRT was changed to something with testosterone so I got a double whammy. In the week since the hair fall has increased (it was always there, just not so bad) I can build my own wig. I used to have really thick full wavy hair, not any more. Diagnosed with Lupus at 21 and endometriosis at 37 I had a hysterectomy last year and have been dealing with hair loss for years but nothing like this. I cry when I brush my hair and I am scared to wash it. Will this ever end?

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RN Catt Says:
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A beta blocker medication is a medication that blocks your adronergic receptors, which are your adrenaline, and noradrenaline. Which in turn slows down heart rate and lowers BP. I've never heard about a beta blocker blocking VItamin B. But good look. Beta blocker hair loss is reversible, and weight loss is achievable much easier after stopping this medication.

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Jeanette Says:
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Hi, been on propanalol -3 years, 40mg twice a day. Have been reducing dose with a view to stopping altogether in discussions with doctor,was taking for migraines. Starting by halving one dose ,now I am only on one tablet cut in half a day, going to cut into a quarter for a couple of weeks. Have felt awful for over a week, lightheaded,dizzy,heavy feeling in head, headache, cant walk far because of unsteadiness . Can coming off propanalol cause these symptoms??

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Demetrice Says:
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Just wondering will propranolol cause my hair to fall out

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