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Home Blood Pressure Monitors: Tracking Made Easier

Pressures not falling in the less than 120/80 range? See our High Blood Pressure Health Center for information about symptoms and treatment.

hair loss from BP meds
wiseacre posted:
I was put on chlorthatlidone for HBP almost 2 months ago, and my hair started falling out after several weeks on the medication. I'm stopping it on my own today. It has FD+C Blue#1 in it which I'm convinced causes hair loss. I used to have my hair highlighted and used "Shimmer Lights" shampoo to keep brassyness down, found it made my hair fall out and had the Blue#1 dye in it. I'm also sensitive to red dyes, sulfa type antibiotics, + msg among others. I really don't want to keep trying various HBP meds to see if any don't cause the hair loss, so am just going to cease taking this one and see if the hair loss stops...for now. My Dr. didn't think this medication would cause hair loss but I will inform him. Thanks.

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