I was taking zoloft and large amounts of my hair started falling out, about 40% of it. Is hair loss a side effect of antidepressants? As soon as I stopped taking it, my hair stopped falling out.
Alopecia is not listed as a possible side effect and it has not been reported as of now.
I don't know about the antidepressant causing it, but I do know that when I was suffering from depression and was under a lot of stress because of my depression, I had the same problem with my hair. My doctor said that it was realated to the stress and depression combined. Once I got on an antidepressant that worked for me, the hair loss stopped. I hope this helps you, and I wish you lots of luck.. :)
Hi, this is a really interesting question for me! I also have that problem. Not as severely as you do, but every time i wash my hair i loose about a handful of hair and there are hairs all over my house (nice!) where my hair falls out during the day. It never used to be like this. I'm lucky enough to have very thick hair so it isn't noticeable to other people, at the moment at least. I'm going to do some research...
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
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