Drug-induced hair loss can only be halted when the patient stops taking the medication responsible for the hair loss. If a patient is experiencing hair loss, treatment options must be discussed with the prescribing medical professional. It is important not to stop taking medication without the agreement of the prescribing doctor.
There may be alternative treatment options available if the medication is required to be taken long term. Once a patient stops taking the medication that causes the hair loss, it can take around 6 months for excess shedding to cease and up to 18-months for the aesthetic recovery of hair.