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Can medications cause hirsutism?

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Some drugs can change the hormone levels in your system, so you grow unwanted hair on your face or body:

  • Drugs that have hormones, like anabolic steroids
  • Drugs that spur hair growth, like Rogaine (minoxidil)
  • A drug called Danocrine (danazol) that can help with endometriosis, when the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the womb

From: Hirsutism WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hirsutism.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hormones and the Skin.”

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “Removing Hair Safely.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hirsutism.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hormones and the Skin.”

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “Removing Hair Safely.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 10, 2018

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