Why can hair loss occur after having been administered Coumadin? What causes this? Do the majority of Coumadin patients experience this? Please offer any information regarding hair growth after.

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There are many medications that causes hair loss as a side effect. Coumadin (Warfarin) is one of those medications that may cause hair loss. Nobody really knows why this occurs.

There are two important points patients should understand:

  1. If you are on a medication under the care of a doctor, you should NOT stop the medication on your own just because you believe it has an undesirable side effect. You need to address your concerns with your doctor and explore other options TOGETHER. Your relationship with your doctor should always be thought of as a partnership.
  2. The relationship between your hair loss and a specific medication may just be a coincidence.
Tags: coumadin, warfarin, hairloss, hair loss