Mostly all the ADs have the potential for hair loss. But, it could be from the combo together of meds that causes hair loss. My hair loss I think is from stress.
I have been on Bupropion since 1990 and I am now 73. Two years ago I developed a male pattern baldness (receding hair on top left and right and middle). This year I said no more and went and got some minoxodil 5% (extra strength for men) . Am supposed to use it 2x daily every day but I have not been as strict as I should be. However, it is working like a charm and I feel that within a year it should be a lot less noticeable. Knowing that once I stop completely it may revert to hair loss again, I intend to just use it once or twice a month to keep my hair.
I do not know if this problem is related to the antidepressant or my age, but being proactive has made me a lot happier and I feel a lot more feminine.
Regarding the Buproprion, it took 3 years and lots of different antidepressants before my doctor tried Buproprion and I have to say that I came back to the living through this chemical. For me it has been a miracle and if it was a choice of being bald or not depressed, I think anyone who has suffered the depths of depression would chose being bald. There are always wigs.
I hope this response will help you decide what to do.
- Bupropion Information for Consumers
- Bupropion Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bupropion (detailed)
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