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Review: could Prozac cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Prozac, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression.

We study 39,003 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 has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 42,291 Prozac 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 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 13, 2015: 39,003 people reported to have side effects when taking Prozac. Among them, 415 people (1.06%) have Hair Loss.

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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    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
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