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- streptomycin - increased hair growth in children (of both sexes) has been
- diphenylhydantoin - hypertrichosis seen more in females
- corticosteroids - facial hypertrichosis may result from prolonged or intensive
- penicillamine - associated with hypertrichosis affecting the trunk and limbs
- psoralens - may induce temporary hypertrichosis on light-exposed areas
- diazoxide - hypertrichosis occurs in 50-100% of children treated. However
less than 1% of adults develop hypertrichosis. This drug may cause hypertrichosis
via vasodilatory action
- minoxidil - also a potent vasodilator
- cyclosporin A - results in an increase in hair growth in 44% of patients
treated. Hypertrichosis is reversible on discontinuation of therapy.
- interferon- alpha
Last reviewed 01/2018