February 22 2006, 10:40 am PT | Posted in: Drugs (Cause Hair Loss)
I have been taking Ritalin since I was in grade school, which I am 24 now. However,four months ago my Doctor switched me to Adderall XR. Could these medications be causing my hair to thin? If I stopped taking them will my hair regrow? What Vitamins as well as foods could I take to supply sufficient nutrients to promote hair growth?
Adderall and Ritalin can produce hair loss. A good diet is important as a general health issue and hair health reflects your overall health. If you have genetic balding, you need to be diagnosed by mapping your scalp for miniaturization. At 24, there are many things you can do, but first you need to get a Master Plan to be able to know what your future options will be.
In your case, if Adderall or Ritalin are the cause of the hair loss, stopping them may help, but with genetic hair loss it is possible that your hair may not regrow. Vitamins and good foods are healthy things to do, but unless you are vitamin deficient or malnourished, these things will probably not reverse any genetic hair loss.