I am starting to take an anti-depressant that is potentially linked to hair loss as a side effect. I am on propecia and minox. I was interested in knowing if these drugs will most likely counter the effects of hairloss related to anti depressants. I know that propecia can combat shock loss after a transplant, so I am just using some logic that this may alleviate this concern of mine?
It’s not likely. The hair loss that comes as a side effect of various medications is different than hair loss that’s a direct result of genetic balding. That being said, I wouldn’t expect Propecia (finasteride) would really help any hair loss related to antidepressants.
But since you’ve already been taking Propecia, talk to your prescribing doctor about staying on it to continue the battle against the genetic loss.