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Review: could Prozac cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss could be caused by Prozac, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Neurontin, and have Depression.

We study 38,735 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 42,009 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 226,678 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 38,676 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 226,549 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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  • I was experiencing severe hair loss and exhaution with prior prescription Triamterene/ Hydrochlorothia Tab 75-50mg so doctor put me on Losartan and still seeing hair loss after a couple months.

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