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6 Drugs That Can Cause Hair Loss

By the time  Imali Chislett  was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, her hair had already been falling out for four months. It came out in clumps as she brushed her fingers through her hair, and when she tried to braid it. Soon, her scalp became sore, too. The illness, which affects the intestines, made it difficult for her to absorb nutrients from the food she was eating and she’d become severely iron deficient, which can cause hair loss. Unfortunately, treatment didn’t restore her strands. Since July 2023, she’s been receiving infusions of a powerful immunosuppressant drug,  infliximab , which she says has lessened, but not stopped, her hair loss. She now wears a wig.

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