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Review: could Prozac cause Hair loss?

We study 38,846 people who have side effects while taking Prozac from FDA and social media. Among them, 415 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Prozac

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,125 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 228,194 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 38,846 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 415 people (1.07%) have Hair Loss. They amount to 0.18% of all the 227,948 people who have Hair Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hair loss in Prozac reports

Time on Prozac when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss0.00%27.78%5.56%11.11%33.33%5.56%16.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.30%4.48%6.57%11.64%22.09%26.27%28.66%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Prozac ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss7.69%38.46%46.15%7.69%

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 (42 people, 10.12%)
  2. Anxiety (19 people, 4.58%)
  3. Osteoporosis (16 people, 3.86%)
  4. Multiple sclerosis (16 people, 3.86%)
  5. Breast cancer metastatic (15 people, 3.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (52 people, 12.53%)
  2. Prilosec (52 people, 12.53%)
  3. Aspirin (49 people, 11.81%)
  4. Synthroid (45 people, 10.84%)
  5. Premarin (42 people, 10.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • wake in morning with stuffy nose and pain across the bridge of my nose,
    eyes tired, turns into migraine type headache lasting all day or more.
    sleepless nights... sleep 2-3 hours, up for 2-3 hours. max steady sleep 4
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  • Also numbness and tingling in hands feet and legs

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I have also had a tooth infection for about 2 and a half years. I started to shed hair about a year ago and would shed only 2-5 strands(noticeably) a day now it's 10-20 hair strands a day and this has started to progress about 2 weeks ago.

    Reply

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