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Prograf Hair Loss

Hello everyone!!  I know I posted this awhile back but unfortunately I can't find my section .... I've had my 2nd kidney transplant in November 2016 and have been taking 1.5mg twice a day of Prograf and my hair is falling out like crazy!!  I have been using Nioxin and then Rogaine and its still falling out.  I'm at my wit end and can't figure out what else to do?   I really don't want to switch different meds because my creatinine level has been so good!  I'm also on Cellcept 250mg FOUR times a day.   Does being on Cellcept causing hair to fall out too or just Prograf and what else can I do to keep my hair from falling out?  I have short hair.  

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  • Probably not,,,,,the Prograf IS the likely culprit, which brings hand tremors, mood swings memory/concentration issues and  elevated blood sugars/Type II diabetes risk as "party favors" to those prescribed it.  At 1.5 mg/dose you would think most effects be less noticeable.  Some are more sensitive to it than others.

    Members have found success counteracting this side effect with Keratin based hair care products.  The amount of thinning/loss of hair usually levels off at about 4 - 6 months after starting it.  In my time between Txs (9 mon/) my hair grew thicker and stronger.  Cellcept has it's own list of side effects, but hair loss is not a listed one.  I hope this helps.

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    • Thank you!   1.5mg of Prograf twice a day seems very small amount but so much hair loss is unreal.   Again, thanks for responding.

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