Women who lose hair while taking birth control pills usually have an inherited tendency toward hair thinning. If hair thinning occurs, a woman can consult her doctor about switching to another birth control pill or another contraceptive method.
When a woman stops using oral contraceptives, her hair may begin shedding 2 or 3 months later. This may continue for 6 months and then it usually stops.
Blood thinners called warfarin and heparin.
Arthritis medicines, such as indomethacin.
Seizures medicines, such as valproic acid and carbamazepine.
Gout medicines, such as allopurinol and colchicine.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Ellen K. Roh, MD - Dermatology