Tenofovir and Alopecia
Apr 28, 2006
I've been HIV-positive for years, with good response to therapy.
Two months later I lost all my hair, so she decided to withdraw the new drug, with the result of total recovery of my hair.
Is this normal? Has this side effect already been described with tenofovir?
Thank you in advance.
Response from Dr. Henry
I have had only several patients (out of > 100 on tenofovir) link hair loss to tenofovir. It sometimes is hard to link one drug to the problem. 3TC and FTC also seem to cause hair loss in a small percentage of patients (< 2-5%). KH
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