Some weight-loss drug users report hair loss.

Pounds aren't the only thing people report losing when using weight-loss medications like Wegovy and Ozempic:

Posts about hair loss can be found in social media groups for those who use the drugs.

"The absence of scalp symptoms is what people find to be really striking. You can run your hands through your hair and find a good amount of hair, but it doesn't hurt or itch.

It can be very unsettling to observe that, according to dermatologist Dr. Susan Massick of Ohio State University,

who has treated patients who have lost their hair as a result of weight loss surgery.

Semaglutide, also marketed as Wegovy and Ozempic, and tirzepatide, marketed as Mounjaro, were initially created with Type 2 diabetics in mind.

However, doctors also frequently recommend the drugs for weight loss.

While Ozempic and Mounjaro are administered off-label, Wegovy has Food and Drug Administration approval for weight loss.

Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, assistant director of the UCLA weight management program in Los Angeles, said hair loss is rare.