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Review: could Escitalopram cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Escitalopram, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Escitalopram oxalate, and have Depression.

We study 10,263 people who have side effects while taking Escitalopram from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 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 11,153 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,693 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 10,256 people reported to have side effects when taking Escitalopram. Among them, 38 people (0.37%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.02% of all the 226,534 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

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 loss42.86%0.00%14.29%28.57%14.29%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%26.09%13.04%26.09%26.09%8.70%

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 (10 people, 26.32%)
  2. Pain (8 people, 21.05%)
  3. Crohn's disease (5 people, 13.16%)
  4. Hypertension (5 people, 13.16%)
  5. Heart valve replacement (4 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Escitalopram oxalate (28 people, 73.68%)
  2. Humira (9 people, 23.68%)
  3. Pantoprazole sodium (5 people, 13.16%)
  4. Depakote er (5 people, 13.16%)
  5. Clonazepam (4 people, 10.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • didnt know if the combonation of drugs could cause this, but i was wondering ive been on the lexapro for quite a while, and only took the depo 3 month shot recently and have been off it for a month and just noticed severe hair shedding over the past month.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I want to check if the combination of lexapro and topomax bring hair loss from the roots

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