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Metoprolol use and hair thinning, anyone?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Happygirl21, Mar 5, 2017.

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  1. Happygirl21

    Happygirl21 VIP Whale

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    Ok, so pretty soon I'm going to have to change my screen name because I'm not going to be so happy if this thinning hair thing doesn't stop soon.

    I started on Metoprolol for elevated BP about 7 months ago, although my pressure and heart rate are improved I'm finding my hair is really thinning out. Which in turn, is stressing me out and probably raising my BP.

    Just wondering if anyone else has had this side effect and if so, if you stopped the med did it improve.

    Thanks.
     
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    ItsVegasTime Vegas Addict

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    Both of my parents have/had been on that but never had hair thinning or loss with it. I DO know that beta-blockers can cause this issue though. Have you brought it up to your doctor? Hopefully they can put you on something else and the problem will be resolved.
     
  3. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    My hair is thinning out and I take Metoprolol. But I never knew the drug causes it because my hair started thinning prior to me taking it. I can say my hair is not thinning any faster since I started the drug.

    Best to talk to your doctor if there are any alternatives.
     
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    I take 50mg daily, but I was bald 20 years before I started on it!
     
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