Does Labetalol cause hair loss? 

Does Labetalol cause hair loss? 

Yes, Labetalol does cause hair loss, like every other beta-blocker and it affects both men and women. This entire class of antihypertensive medications is associated with hair loss and hair thinning. 

Some people have even reported bald patches just after using Labetalol for 3-4 months. The exact mechanism through which beta-blockers cause this side effect may not be fully determined yet, however, experts believe that these medications can restrict the flow of blood towards your scalp (1). 

This leads to your hair roots receiving a lesser amount of oxygen and nutrients from the blood which leads to hair thinning and hair fall. This is common with almost every beta-blocker, including Metoprolol, Propranolol, Bisoprolol, Carvedilol, etc. 

Is hair loss on Labetalol reversible? 

Hair loss on Labetalol is reversible and you will most likely go back to your normal hair growth after the discontinuation of the culprit medication. However, you may see a change in your hair quality and may find it dull, dry, thin, brittle, etc. 

It will take some time, for sure, but you will eventually see your hair getting back to its original quality. Make sure you take good care of yourself and focus on a healthy diet if you wish to recover earlier. 

What to do if Labetalol causes hair loss? 

The first thing to do if you observe hair loss on Labetalol is to report the side effect to your healthcare provider. Your doctor will determine the best possible way to prevent your hair loss without changing the effectiveness of your medication. 

However, if the damage is significant and persistent, your doctor may switch you to another antihypertensive medication which is not associated with hair loss, like Losartan, Diltiazem, etc. Just make sure you don’t switch to any other medication on your own. 

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U.S. National Library of Medicine. Drug Information: Labetalol [Internet]. MedlinePlus; [cited 2023 Apr 27]. Available from: