SAEED AHMAD, M.D.
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To the editor: A 35-year-old woman was prescribed cimetidine for duodenal ulcer in August 1978. After 2 weeks of starting the therapy she noticed large amounts of hair on the pillows and brush. Her sink had become clogged with hair on numerous occasions. She could produce a large clump of hair by simply running her fingers through her scalp. Hair loss stopped when the therapy was discontinued.
She needed a second course of cimetidine for the recurrence of ulcer symptoms. While on cimetidine she started losing hair again so she stopped the therapy.
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AHMAD S. Cimetidine and Alopecia. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:930. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-6-930_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(6):930.
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