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Does Candesartan cause hair loss?

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Dr. Bhanu Partap


Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I started Candesartan two days ago to lower my high blood pressure.
I am afraid of hair loss as has been experienced by others when taking amlodipine and losartan.
My Question: Does Candesartan cause hair loss or thinning of the hair?
Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No, it’s not.

Detailed Answer:

Hello Ma’am,

After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern about your health and I would like to assure you that hair fall or thinning of hairs is not a documented or known side effect of Candesartan.

You can safely use it. Also, do not change your medicine without the advice of your treating doctor.

Hope to have been helpful.

Kind regards,
Dr. Bhanu Partap, Cardiologist
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