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Hair loss with 3TC
Nov 2, 2007

I'm currently taking Epzicom along with Reyataz and have been noticing a gradual thinning of my hair. I know that 3TC has a possible side effect of hair loss, but I'm wondering whether it's just natural male pattern balding or a side effect of the drug. Does the hair loss that occurs with 3TC present itself as patchy hair loss, or does it mimic the loss associated with male pattern thinning? Thanks in advance.

Response from Dr. Henry

I have seen both patterns with patchy hair loss more common in my experience. KH

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