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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is hair loss a side effect of stopping penicillin ?

hi i got rumetic fever at age of 11 & started taking penicillin of 500 mg for 6 yrs. & now it has been 4 yrs i hav stopped takin it according to my doctor , but i got hair fall after stopping the medicine. is that the side effect of the medicine & is there a any solution please advise me. thank u.
Mon, 16 Jan 2012
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Hello welcome to Healthcare Magic.........
No neither taking penicillin nor stopping the use of penicillin causes hairloss.
Consult a dermatologist to know the exact cause of hair loss and the possible treatment.
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