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I have been taking accutane for 7 months now. 20 mg first month, 40 next, then 80 which is my current dose. I have a predicted one more month to go(and it has been helping). A few months ago I noticed my hair was getting thinner. I asked my doctor about it and he said he did not know anything about accutane causing hair loss. I have researched it and found that it does. I was just wondering if it is in my case. When it thins your hair, does it do it all over, or just at the middle and top, like normal male pattern baldness. Also if it is the cause of this thinning how long will it take it to start to grow back the treatment is done. I am 14 years old 150 pounds and 6 foot. I also live in a low humidity environment, if any of this info helps. Obviously for a 14 year old this is a question that has been stressing me out a lot and I would appreciate some help.  
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I have had no answer to this and it really bothers me.
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Hypervitaminosis- A associated with accutane can lead to hairloss. But then this is associated with symptoms such as blurring vision,muscle pains,loss of appetite and headaches. You may well report this to your doc to be on the safer side.
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Hair abnormalities are a side effect of the drug Accutane and in most cases the hair should grow back once the drug treatment is completed. Your hair needs vitamins and minerals to grow that it can only get from the bloodstream. So if you want to speed up your hair growth and thickness you should limit the intake of fat and salts. Selenium, zinc and magnesium are some of the minerals that your hair needs and also amino acids will help in growing hairs. You can regularly massage scalp with oil, use protein conditioner to avoid loss and help growing, prevent exposure in hot sun etc.

If the hair thinning persists then get an evaluation done from a trichologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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