May 31 2005, 12:00 pm PT | Posted in: Drugs (Cause Hair Loss)
I began to lose my hair in the frontal region of my head, shortly after beginning to take accutane. Is there any thing that will help?
Hair loss from Accutane is a known side effect. First you must weigh the options of stopping the Accutane. Your doctor should be able to help you make the right decision. The lost hair may return, so you need some time to observe what happens. If the hair does not come back within 8-12 months, then you might need a complete evaluation with a doctor like me, who specializes in hair loss.
I have previously discussed Accutane on my blog, which can be found below: