I have been taking one 50 mg tablet daily for about 6 months. I have half the hair I did before. just not growing back after losing them. I just thought someone may be experiencing this also. I have had other medical tests to determine a cause.
Has anyone experienced hair loss while taking tramadol?
Question posted by aberdeen1 on 29 Sep 2013
Last updated on 19 May 2022 by cw12141965
Yes Tramadol makes your hair fall out including eyelashes. I lost over half of my hair, also my scalp started to hurt and burn. My hair got So thin that I had to get about 7 inches cut off. I stopped taking Tramadol 2 weeks ago and my scalp is no longer sore, and my hair is growing back.
Yes I have taken 2 daily and my hair is falling out. I just want to know if anyone has experienced this problem.
Hi I took Tramadol for 2 1/2 years. Within 3 months of taking it my hair starting falling out . Then my hair loss continued to get worse. Then January of 2019 I had 2 seizures within one week. I have no history of seizures in my life. My doctor did a series of tests and determined that Tramadol had caused my seizures. The doctor also told me that Tramadol was the cause of my hair loss. They took me off of Tramadol 2 weeks ago and put me on another medication.
I have been taking 50 mg of tramadol twice a day for the last 5 months. I have half of the hair volume that I had before taking it. I had blood work done to make sure it wasn't hormonal and that came out fine. I have degenerative neck disease pretty bad and also have ulcerative colitis so cannot take nsaid pain relievers. Somehow I will just have to deal with the pain because I do not want to lose all of my hair. I will update in a few months to let you know if my hair grows back.
Hey everyone- I’ve been on tramadol for unfortunately five or so years now. I feel like there are so many side affects to this drug that are not talked about or mentioned and it makes me angry. I have impacts on my blood sugar and I think it’s giving me diabetes. I know all of the studies show it only has a low sugar impact, but trust me it can cause the opposite as well. I wish there was someone to talk to. This drug needs to be taken off the market and re-evaluated for safety and side affects.
I began using tramadol while waiting for a knee replacement. Within less than a month my hair started falling out. At first I ignored it. Then bare spots opened up. The only drug I was taking was tramadol. I quit taking the drug and my hair has grown back. You ask, what do I use now. Its an over the counter drug that helps with the pain while I continue to wait for the knee replacement.
Hi, this is an update. I lowered my dose a bit (25mg 3x day) and started taking good hair supplement and ashwagandha, 2 to 3x day. It's been about 4 months since I've done this and hair loss now is minimal. I still have the areas where hair was really thinned so I still use hair color spray to cover. But thankful it hasn't gotten worse because tramadol.helps so much with my back pain.
I too have significant hair loss from tramadol. Been taking 6 months and have big bald spot with more starting so I'm gonna stop. I read on other site a lot of people have this problem even though it's not listed as side effect. will start to grow back in 3 to 4 months after you stop the med, they said. Fyi I use root cover spray on bald spot and it helps cover it. Too bad because tramadol really helped otherwise.
I have been using trampoline for almost a year, my hair is very thinned out... if i just pull up my hair, you can see my scalp.
I have been taking Tramadol for 4 months. My hair was fine and in good condition. Since taking the Tramadol, I have bald patches and the hair that's left is breaking off. As of today, I have taken my last Tramadol. Now I pray that it will grow back.
I asked this question and that is the reason I found this sight. I have been taking two 50mg tramadol 2 x's a day for a number of years now and I have lost over half my hair. It's so bad I have to use a pet hair broom on the carpets to prevent clogging my vacuum. I see that some of you are having the same issue.
aberdeen1; HAVE never noticed this but you can turn in this side effect yourself to the fda just type the name in the gray bar of the medication and there is a link there to put in side effect. Just because it is not listed does not mean it can't happen
I was on 200-300 mg a day for a month for back/leg pain. Terrible side effects. Immediately it was triggering migraines, hot all the time, terrible night sweats, lack of motivation and after the first two weeks my hair began to fall out. I stopped taking Tramadol 5 days ago and the side effects have subsided except for the hair loss. I have very full and long hair and it is everywhere. Now I'm trying to deal with the pain with Aleve. Does anyone know when the hair loss should stop ?
I had been taking tramadol 50mg three times a day for three months when my hair started to come out in handfuls when I showered, and large amounts on the floor after brushing my hair. I'm now down to about half the volume of hair I have always had. I am refusing to take any more tramadol. I asked my doctor about it and he said it's not known to cause hair loss. I call baloney. The drug manufacturer just doesn't want that side effect known and documented on the contraindications. There's enough inquiries on the Internet to support caution.
I have been taking between 2 and 6 tramadol a day for about 4 or 5 months due to severe back pain. I am desperate to get off tramadol now cause my hair is falling out. I have long thick hair and have lost a lot. A handful comes out every morning and night. I have to tie it up for work or it ends up all over my desk and chair. I am weaning off them but take a pill in the morning and at night just to keep the side effects at bay or I would just stop altogether (which I did initially but it was too hard). Its really getting me down and I'm worried how long this will last and how much hair I'll actually have left after this.
Luckily my back is finally starting to get better so at least I don't need them anymore.
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