Which blood pressure meds don’t cause hair loss? 

Which blood pressure meds don’t cause hair loss? 

There are a few blood pressure medications that are not commonly associated with hair loss, in fact, some of them could help you reverse it. These include:

  • Diuretics 
  • Minoxidil
  • Losartan 
  • Some alpha blockers 


Diuretics like Furosemide, some Thiazide diuretics, and potassium sparring diuretics like Spironolactone are known to be free from hair loss as a side effect. These meds control your blood pressure by drawing water and sodium out of your body. 

This decreases blood volume and controls the contraction of your heart. This way your blood pressure is managed. However, Diuretics are associated with other side effects, if not hair loss and they may not be the right choice of medication for some people. 

This is why it’s best to talk to your healthcare provider and don’t even think of switching your medication on your own. 


Minoxidil is an off-label medication for the treatment of hypertension. You’re not only safe from hair loss on Minoxidil, but the drug can also actually help you reverse it and is available as a separate formulation, known as Rogaine, for the treatment of hair loss-related problems. 

However, it’s a prescription medication like all the antihypertensives and you need to consult your healthcare provider first to make sure it’s the right choice of medication for you. 


Losartan is an Angiotensin-receptor blocker and it is one of the most commonly prescribed antihypertensive. Losartan is not commonly associated with hair loss as a side effect and such cases are rarely reported. 

However, Losartan is associated with some other side effects and you need a prescription to take this medication. 

Some alpha-blockers 

Alpha-blockers are usually associated with hair loss as a side effect, but some drugs belonging to this class of antihypertensives possess a lesser risk of thinning or damaging your hair, especially on lower doses. 

But again, only your healthcare provider can determine if it’s appropriate for you to take alpha-blockers based on your condition, age, genes, and other factors. 

Which antihypertensive medication is right for you?

The best choice of antihypertensive medication can depend on individual-specific factors, as each individual is unique and a medication that works for one may not work for another. There are a lot of different antihypertensives and only your doctor can help determine the best one for you (1).

This is why you should promptly follow your doctor’s advice and take your prescription medications on time. If your current antihypertensive is causing hair loss and you wish to switch to another med that doesn’t affect your hair, talk to your healthcare provider.

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Khalil H, Zeltser R. Antihypertensive Medications. 2022 May 15. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan–. PMID: 32119466. Bookshelf ID: NBK554579. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK554579/