Lexapro and Zoloft mad my hair fall out starting around 2 weeks. It increased and peaked at about 6-8 weeks and then slowed only some. I used minoxidil for over a year with the Lexapro bc I didn't want to go off of it. I finally decided to go off of it and my hairloss slowed down a few weeks later. With Zoloft two weeks after stopping the hairloss stopped. Now with Wellbutrin I've been weening down over months and am at 25 mg..a 100 mg pill cut in 1/4 s. My hairloss is still rediculous..like 50-60 hairs in the shower. Does anyone know how long it will take for the hairloss to slow? Or experience anything similar?
Anyone know how long until my drug induced hairloss will stop?
Question posted by Beatrice15 on 22 Feb 2018
Last updated on 2 December 2019
Don't be alarmed, i know it's easy to say, i went thru same thing. The hair will grow back takes time, don' stress yourself of it. Good advice start eating right it helps alot. alot of fruits and vegetables, make smoothies of each everyday, do this everyday, and a protein drink in morning, get gelatin powder, and 2 eggs put in blender and drink it everyday. Hang in there don't let it beat you up, as i said it will come back
I was on sertraline for about 6 weeks. After being on it for about 2 to 3 weeks, I began having copious hair loss, at least 5 to 6 times normal. Brush each day contained maybe 100 or so hairs, same when washing hair, and much fall out on clothes during day. My hair was not thick to begin with, and I found this added loss very stressful. My scalp is very evident now. I have been off the meds for about 3 weeks, hair loss continues. I hope it eases soon!!!
Hi, Beatrice! ALL psychotropic drugs have the potential to cause hair loss, although it occurs very rarely. Mine continued throughout the time I was taking lithium... but not to the point of baldness. When I changed medications (for a different reason) my hair grew completely back in within about four months.
Best regards, Wildcat
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Hi there ! I’ve never heard of that as a complaint from people. I work in health care. I actually think 50-60 hairs a day is normal. Have you ever had your thyroid checked ? That causes hair loss.
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