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I take B-Complex w/Vitamin C, D-3 Vitamin (1000 IU), B-12 (1000

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I take B-Complex w/Vitamin C, D-3 Vitamin (1000 IU), B-12 (1000 mcg) and Deplin (7 mg.) daily. Could any of these cause thinning of hair.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 9 months ago.

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Customer:

yes

Dr. P. Jyoti :

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Dr. P. Jyoti :

no, none of these would cause thinning of hair

Dr. P. Jyoti :

some other conditions can cause such thinning

Dr. P. Jyoti :

anemia, low iron level(without clinical manifestation of anemia), hypothyroidism

Customer:

I also take Clarinex (5 mg.), Losartan (50 mg.) in the AM, Celexa (10 mg.) & Singulair (10 mg.) each PM. I have been taking all of these meds for over 2 years with no problems.

Customer:

I have had extensive bloodwork done and there was no anemia, low iron or hypothyroidism.

Customer:

Are you there?

Customer:

Any other ideas?

Dr. P. Jyoti :

hello

Dr. P. Jyoti :

sorry i was away from the comp for a couple of minutes

Dr. P. Jyoti :

if all these tests have been done, and no cause has been found, then this is likely to be female pattern baldness

Dr. P. Jyoti :

in female pattern baldness, unlike in males, there is diffuse thinning and loss of hair

Dr. P. Jyoti :

there is no definite pattern

Dr. P. Jyoti :

at your age, this is not uncommon

Dr. P. Jyoti :

to have female pattern baldness

Dr. P. Jyoti :

one thing that can be tried for this is minoxidil

Dr. P. Jyoti :

ask your doctor for a prescription for prescription strength minoxidil

Customer:

What is minoxidil?

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this will help to stop the hair loss and will also help in thickening of hair

Customer:

And what, if any, side effects from taking it?

Dr. P. Jyoti :

it is a medicine available as a topical solution for application on the scalp

Dr. P. Jyoti :

no severe side effects except in case of pregnancy

Dr. P. Jyoti :

generally safe to use since it is used only topically

Dr. P. Jyoti :

discuss it with your doctor

Customer:

Well, there certainly is NO chance of my becoming pregnant @ age 69!!! Just had to add that!

Dr. P. Jyoti :

thats right :-)

Dr. P. Jyoti :

sometimes it can have side effects like swelling of face or arrhythmia

Dr. P. Jyoti :

but these are rare and it is considered a safe drug

Dr. P. Jyoti :

also it is used only topically, not ingested, so there are no serious side effects

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any further questions?

Customer:

Have you any idea of the cost?

Customer:

of the minosidil that is.

Dr. P. Jyoti :

it would cost about 20$ a month

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No further questions and Thank you :)

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glad to help

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