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Cimzia And Hair Loss

Cimzia And Hair Loss

I just started cimzia about a month ago and have noticed that I'm losing more hair than usual when brushing and washing my hair. Did anyone else experience this? What did you do to stop it? I already take a biotin supplement to help with methotrexate side effects. Thanks for your help!

A myRAteam Member said:

I have severe hair loss first 2 weeks on Methatrexate. I doubled up on the folic acid (2,000mg) per the RA dr and am going to add 1,000 mg. of Biotin - pharmacist said that's ok to do.

posted almost 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member - ask your rheumy for a prescription of folic acid. I've been on methotrexate for 12 years and never had any hair loss.

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

That's my worst fear, I take Methatrexate and that is a rare side effect. I check my hair and scalp everyday for bald patches.

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My Doctor prescribed folid acid for side effects. Haven't had my hair to fall out yet.

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

You still have to take the folic acid as long as you're on methotrexate. Your rheumy should have given you a prescription for it. The OTC version is not enough.

posted over 5 years ago
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