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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 10,348 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

Escitalopram has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 11,259 Escitalopram users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 23, 2015: 10,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 40 people (0.39%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Escitalopram reports

Time on Escitalopram when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss33.33%11.11%11.11%22.22%22.22%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Escitalopram * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%24.00%12.00%28.00%28.00%8.00%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Escitalopram ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (11 people, 27.50%)
  2. Pain (9 people, 22.50%)
  3. Crohn's disease (5 people, 12.50%)
  4. Anxiety (5 people, 12.50%)
  5. Hypertension (5 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Escitalopram oxalate (30 people, 75.00%)
  2. Humira (9 people, 22.50%)
  3. Pantoprazole sodium (5 people, 12.50%)
  4. Depakote er (5 people, 12.50%)
  5. Clonazepam (4 people, 10.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Hair loss on scalp in large patch

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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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    I think a lot of you have disseminated histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is carried by bats.

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