Review: Hair loss in Neurontin
(By eHealthMe on Dec, 4, 2013)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
This is a review of Hair loss by studying 54,072 people who take Neurontin. We analyze: the time on Neurontin when people have Hair loss, gender and age of these people, the severity of Hair loss, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Neurontin. The review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Neurontin (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is used in neuralgia, pain, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Neurontin include pain exacerbated, pain, nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue.
Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Dec, 4, 2013: 54,072 people reported to have side effects when taking Neurontin. Among them, 645 people (1.19%) have Hair Loss.
Time on Neurontin 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||25.35%||16.90%||12.68%||12.68%||9.86%||11.27%||11.27% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Neurontin * :
|Hair loss||87.08%||12.92% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Neurontin * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||0.17%||0.87%||2.27%||10.99%||27.40%||27.92%||30.37% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Neurontin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||12.50%||62.50%||12.50%||12.50% |
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 * :
- Pain (104 people, 16.12%)
- Neuralgia (99 people, 15.35%)
- Hypertension (72 people, 11.16%)
- Fibromyalgia (63 people, 9.77%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (51 people, 7.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lyrica (140 people, 21.71%)
- Aspirin (90 people, 13.95%)
- Fosamax (89 people, 13.80%)
- Xanax (81 people, 12.56%)
- Aredia (70 people, 10.85%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
jennifer (3 months ago):
Thank you so much for saying it grows back. Would you believe that I was only on Nuerontin for two weeks and I have lost 60% of my hair. I am only 43 and am scared that even though I have stopped taking it that It will continue to fall out. Not to mention there was zero warning label about hair loss. I am filing a complaint with FDA because these pharm companies shouldn't be able to get away with this. I took the Nuerontin because I have severe crush injuries to both legs, and now I have to deal with this.My doctor prescribed Fluocinonide to rub on scalp as a topical. Does anyone know of this medication? Does it work? Or any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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E.M. C. (12 months ago):
I have just made the connection myself, and have been using a variety of shampoos and topical steroids. No wonder they aren't working. I took Neurontin in much larger doses when I was first diagnosed with MS. Right now only 2x/day pain and neuropathy. I'm hoping I can get off of it without an increase in pain, because I know it must be hard to have hair loss as a man, but as a woman it's hell.
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me (1 year ago):
I have just made the connection. I have been on & off of neurontin over the course of several years and I thought it was the stress causing the hair loss. I take neurtontin for stress and anxiety so the use of neurontin coinsides with stress. This time the stress is not so severe but my hair loss is! I started searching and found several references to this. So since I have been through this several times, I know what happens. The hair does grow back but of course it takes time. I hate I have to go through this again!!! This is the last time I take it!
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