It is not listed as a possible side effect.
Hi hillybilly53. Yes Cymbalta certainly does cause hair loss. I am speaking from experience. I have been taking it for approximately 9 years now. I once had a full head of long wavy hair; but I don't anymore. My once long healthy hair was dry and so unhealthy. It lost its shines and I lost so much hair it scared me. My bathtub would plug up because of losing so much hair. I started at 30 mg and went up to 60 mg because it wasn't helping. Over the years I had so many side effects; but it took me years for me to connect them with Cymbalta. I started tapering last year (2017) very slow and I am down to 20 mg. My hair has stopped falling out and my hair is getting fuller again. It is healthier now and I am so relieved. A lot of the horrible side effects are gone now and I am trying to get my life back.
It has not been easy; but well worth working at getting this drug out of my body and my life. You can search Cymbalta and hair loss on Google or search it on here on Drugs.com (just go to 'Questions and Answers' and search it). You will find out so much information about Cymbalta and its side effects. I believe that many people do not connect the fact that hair loss; and many other side effects are from Cymbalta because some are not listed. But that does not mean that they are not actual side effects. Take care and I hope you find the information that you need. Best wishes to you.
I am so thankful to have found other women experiencing this trauma, I have been so confused as to why my hair has completely changed. I have a huge bald spot on the back of my head that I first noticed in August, which is when I believe my dose was increased to 90mg daily. I am 47 and have always had beautiful long healthy hair and now it’s at least 50% less thick and I have been so upset about it. The bald spot has had no regrowth whatsoever and I just found another small one near it. I’m definitely going to my doctor ASAP. We checked my thyroid and a few other things and it never even crossed my mind that it was the Cymbalta. Thank you!! I feel sooo happy just knowing it can be reversed.
I have been taking Cymbalta for 60 mg a day for 3-4 months now for fibromyalgia. It works great for the tissue pain in my legs, however I've noticed a clump of hair in my tub after every shower. I began taking vitamins and using essential oils on my scalp. As the days passed by, I began to get alopecia on the back of my head the size of a nickel that progressed to bigger than a half dollar now. I now have another above my left eyebrow. I am 47 yrs and I'm so depressed. Does anyone know how to wean off of this drug the correct way?
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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