Blood thinners and hairloss!?

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i want to know your experience with blood thinners and how it has affected your hair? i have heard and read that a lot of people have hairloss due to warfarin, xarelto and eliquis. is there any brand of blood thinners that dosen't cause hairloss? im so afraid that i will lose more hair than i already have! i have extreme hair shedding due to hypoxia (low oxygen caused by bloodclots) and anemia.

i would be so grateful for answers!

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    I've been on Xarelto, Eliquis, Savaysa, and now warfarin. I feel the best on warfarin, the others had awful side effects for me, but never hair loss or anything like that.

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    I was on blood thinners for just over 6 months roughly. I started taking tablets and went on to injections then back on to tablets (I took the same tablets you did, then tinzaparin, then edoxoban.) It was towards the end when my hair started shedding more than normal. I thought it may have been the tinzaparin. My hair started to fall out a little bit but I didn't get any bald patches, just larger amounts would come out than normal when I was washing and brushing my hair. My nails also started to soften and split. I also had my bloods done and my vitamin D was low. So I don't know if it was the medication or the vitamin deficiency. I have stopped taking the blood thinners now and am taking vit d spray. My hair is still coming out a bit but not as much as before. I think warfarin is the most likely to cause hair loss out of the 3.

    Have you had your vitamin d tested?

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    Hi Frida,

    I took apixaban (eliquis) and one of the many side effects I noticed was losing more hair than normal, being post menopausal and losing hair anyway that was despressing.

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    Have they told you how long you're going to be on your blood thinners ? I've been on blood thinners for a DVT 2 strokes and recently pulmonary cement embolism and never been on them for more than three months at a stretch. When I had my DVT I took Warfarin and I hated that drug because I had to go in and get blood tested all the time and I never could get it regulated. And now I've been on Xarelto for two different things this year. And I also take Plavix which is a platelet thinner. I think you're going to be more dismayed with the bruising you'll get then with hair loss but at least that was my experience.

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    unfortunately, i have to be on bloodthinners for the rest of my life because of chronic bloodclots. thats why i am so worried about the possibility of hairloss... .

    i have a normal vitamin D level but i have recently suffered from iron deficiency but its back to normal now, but my hair is still falling out, probably because i have low oxygen.

    (sorry for my english, its not my first language.)

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