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Review: could Escitalopram cause Hair loss?

We study 10,313 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 (latest outcomes from 11,210 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,047 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 10, 2014: 10,304 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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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I've been taking Lexapro for 5 years. I first started noticing hair falling more than normal 6-9 months after taking Lexapro.
    On the other hand I have been recently diagnosed hypothyrod and I am taking Eutirox 25 mg. My iron is also low. I started taking iron and eutirox in february. Hair loss was a lot better a month an a half after starting the treatment. However in the last month is has gotten bad again

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • All lesions necrosis
    Painful granulomas
    I live in chronic pain and fatigue

    Reply

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