Review: could Escitalopram cause Hair loss?
Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Escitalopram, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Escitalopram oxalate, and have Depression.
We study 10,341 people who have side effects while taking Escitalopram from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.
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Escitalopram has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 11,248 Escitalopram users)
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)
On Jan, 24, 2015: 10,341 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 40 people (0.39%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Escitalopram when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||33.33%||11.11%||11.11%||22.22%||22.22%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Escitalopram * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||24.00%||12.00%||28.00%||28.00%||8.00% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Escitalopram ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (11 people, 27.50%)
- Pain (9 people, 22.50%)
- Crohn's disease (5 people, 12.50%)
- Anxiety (5 people, 12.50%)
- Hypertension (5 people, 12.50%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Escitalopram oxalate (30 people, 75.00%)
- Humira (9 people, 22.50%)
- Pantoprazole sodium (5 people, 12.50%)
- Depakote er (5 people, 12.50%)
- Clonazepam (4 people, 10.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
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Naprosyn, Vicodin, Ativan and Prilosec are taken only on an as needed basis. Some of my symptoms are intermittent, and some are chronic. The though the medications may not completely rid me of a symptom (for example, depression or muscle pain), they do improve my condition enough to warrant their continued use. I'm much better off taking them than not.
The oral issues I'm having all began around the same time in the last year. I first noticed a sensitivity for spicy food I had never experienced. I can no longer use adult toothpaste because the minty flavors are so provinces as to cause pain. The gum irritation comes and goes as does the severity of the other oral pain I experience.
My hair loss I can describe as severe as it can be without having visible bald spots. Whereas I once had unusually thick hair (a ponytail of around 1.5 inches), I have lost so much that my ponytail now measures about .5 inches.
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