I have taken fluconazole for three months (july 9...

I have taken Fluconazole for three months (July 9 - Oct 1). I am a 51 year old female who is generally in excellent health and very active. My hair started thinning the last month of taking the medicine. Since stopping, my hair is falling out in clumps, getting worse every day. I've been taking large doses of biotin and also nail, hair strengthening pills and nothing is helping. Any suggestions???

Post created 2 years ago in groups: Fluconazole and Hair loss, Hair loss, Fluconazole

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  • Hello Julie
    Long term use of fluconazole does result in alopecia, which is reversible after stopping the drug. The fact however that u have been using it for so long, implicates u have a systemic candida infection, suggesting some sort of immune compromise which itself may add to hair loss. Dig well into other health issues, and whether u really need fluconazole for that long.
    Remember, eating a healthy, fiber and nuts- rich diet, normally fends off hair loss from nutritional deficiency.
    Dr Hana Fayyad,pediatrician ( Maria Jasmine Freeman, author of The Cross Of Menopause-Immolation).

    Comment written 2 years ago

  • Hi Julie:

    Many drugs including this one is protein binding. This causes a deficiency in the protein metabolism and can lead to hair loss and nail problems. Some hair usually grows back after you stop the medication.


    Comment written 2 years ago

  • Hello Julie,

    My name is Sha Adams and with your permission may I suggest an alternative medicine to your health concerns. I believe that the body is designed by our Creator, to heal itself. All it needs is a boost from natural ingredients. As a naturopathic specialist, I prescribed various juices, that consist of vegetables, fruits, grains and spices.

    Condition: Fluconazole - Hair Loss

    Natural remedy: kale, mustard, collard, turnip greens, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, one teaspoon of garlic and onions(grind) one teaspoon of oregano spice. Blend all ingredients with Organic Green tea, sweetened the taste with oranges. Drink it throughout the day. When taking a shower, massage hair/scalp with apple cider vinegar. What I prescribed is an antifungals/viral remedy. The apple cider vinegar, is one of many solutions to hair growth, the one that Lisa suggested, is also good.

    Give us a chance Julie, we are here for you.

    Personal note: Everything that I have shared with all ehealthme.com members, regarding alternative medicine for he/she health problems. Well guess what, supermarkets and online shopping are selling the same juices, I put together for you; and they are not cheap!

    Comment written 2 years ago

  • Hi, I'm so sorry to read this. I'm surprised to hear of using this drug for such a long time. I only know of its use for fungus, and I believe it can affect the kidneys and/or the liver. I am not a professional, fyi. I have had some hair loss, and I take a smaller dose of biotin. I looked at regrowth, and was about to start Nioxin, but didn't really want to. Then I found a product at Paul Mitchell that contains Tea Tree Oil. I googled, and found that sure enough, tea tree oil is good for the scalp. Probably not to be used full strenth - it is part of this product, which is applied to the scalp am and pm. I am seeing some regrowth, particularly around the hairline, which was thinning.

    Please be careful with the large doses you mention. More is not necessarily better, ok?

    Comment written 2 years ago

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