Captopril and Hair Loss

Hair loss appears to be a rare complaint in people taking captopril (available as Capoten® and generic captopril). In clinical studies, hair loss was reported in less than 1 percent of people who took the drug. However, given how common hair loss is in the general population and how rare a complaint it is in people who take captopril, it is difficult to say whether hair loss is actually caused by the medicine, genetics, other factors, or a combination of these things.
If you experience hair loss while taking captopril, talk with your healthcare provider. Depending on how severe the hair loss is, there are things that he or she may be able to do. It is possible that if hair loss becomes bothersome, your doctor may recommend adjusting the captopril dosage or trying another medicine for your condition.
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