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Is hair loss a side effect of Vidaza?

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Posted on Mon, 16 Mar 2015
Question: Is hair loss a side effect of vidaza? I have been on 4 cycles and my hair has gone from curly to thin and straight...also was on Procrit once a week for several months.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It causes hair fall

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Vidaza is an anti cancer drug and all the anti cancer drugs causes loss of hair and improper hair growth.
This hair loss is temporary and you will get back normal hair once the drug therapy is stopped.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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Is hair loss a side effect of Vidaza?

Brief Answer: It causes hair fall Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Vidaza is an anti cancer drug and all the anti cancer drugs causes loss of hair and improper hair growth. This hair loss is temporary and you will get back normal hair once the drug therapy is stopped. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.