I'm not sure if hair loss is a side-effect of Actemra. It is not listed as a common side-effect of the drug. Hair loss is a potential side-effect of other RA drugs such as methotrexate for which many people take folic acid to help prevent hair loss.
What is your experience? Do you take Actemra and are you experiencing hair loss?
Actemra definitely affects your cholesterol profile, and that needs to be monitored. My new standing lab orders include a full cholesterol panel (it may cause an increase in serum lipids).
As far as the hair loss, when I went toxic on the MTX, I asked my doc if I could stop the folic acid -- he said no.
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