I've been taking Metoprolol (4 years)100mg/day no hair loss here.
Great! One more thing to worry about. I had no idea beta blockers caused hair loss - I had enough of that after giving birth to my 2 children! I just started taking Metoprolol about 3 months ago and haven't noticed anything yet, but I'm on a pretty low dose - 25mg/day, I hope it stays this way.
Good luck to you.
Metoprolol was the drug that I was on that caused my hair to fall out. In 2 months on it I was losing my hair rapidly. I was atenolol before and the same thing happened, but more gradually. I was off of beta blockers for a year being being put back on metoprolol and during that year my hair quit falling out and thickened back up.
I am so glad to hear you hair thickened back up. How long were you on metoprolol? I just put it all together last night. I have noticed a dramatic loss over the past year. I can't believe it took me that long to figure it out. I am going on aldactone and taking prenatal vit...hopefully to help the process of thickening up my hair.
Most if not all beta blockers have the known side effect as Hair loss -thinning hair
pattern baldness - that they say will reverse, once off the meds !
however if you have to be on blood pressure med, check the side effects first !
as hair loss or thinning hair - may be listed as a side effect .
I am on verapamil now - still have thinning hair - there is no history of baldness in my whole family (both sides) My Doctor tells me , Hey being Bald is in style now!!
I ask is being fat or having a big belly in style too ? as rapid waight gain is another known side effect of most b.p meds . so we may end up as an american bald eagle
with a fat belly !
hard to imagine such side effects can happen. next we will grow monkey tails
or talk backwords .. im still looking for a medication for b.p that has no side effects !
You've got a sense of humor, and you've brought a smile to my face. I've given up on bald or not, thin or fat.
Getting through the day is tough enough after the heart attacks - I can't bring myself to care about the little stuff anymore. Hard enough to cope with the big stuff eh?!