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Hair loss with cymbalta 60mg 1 xs daily?

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Marvell 21 Jul 2011

Yes, Cymbalta can cause hair loss (alopecia).

Dermatologic side effects including hyperhidrosis (6% to 8%), and increased sweating (6%) have been reported. Night sweats, pruritus, and rash have been reported frequently. Contact dermatitis, acne, alopecia, cold sweat, ecchymosis, eczema, erythema, face edema, increased tendency to bruise, cutaneous reactions, and photosensitivity reaction have been reported infrequently. Serious skin reactions including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome that have required drug discontinuation and/or hospitalization have been reported with duloxetine. Erythema multiforme and urticaria have also been reported.

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Sunshine27 8 Mar 2018

How long does it take for your hair to grow back?

cindy-59 28 Mar 2018

Hi Sunshine27. I’ve been taking 60 mg. of Cymbalta for 8-9 years. I started tapering last June (2017) and I’m down to 25 mg. now. I was losing a lot of hair; but it has stopped falling out now. I always had a full head of hair before Cymbalta. I couldn’t handle all the side effects so I’m going off it and my hair is almost all back. I can’t wait to have Cymbalta completely gone out of my body and have my life back.
Cindy59

cindy-59 28 Mar 2018

Hi Sunshine27. I’ve been taking 60 mg. of Cymbalta for 8-9 years. I started tapering last June (2017) and I’m down to 25 mg. now. I was losing a lot of hair; but it has stopped falling out now. I always had a full head of hair before Cymbalta. I couldn’t handle all the side effects so I’m going off it and my hair is almost all back. I can’t wait to have Cymbalta completely gone out of my body and have my life back.
Cindy59

Inactive 21 Jul 2011

Hello kaffea. I'm more curious to know, (if you are the person losing the hair), how long have you been taking the cymbalta. I was on it for about a year and a half, had a very late reaction to it, and hence had to stop it. best wishes.

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kaffea 24 Jul 2011

Thanks Pledge Yes its me,,lol Been on it for back pain and nerve pain and its been id say 5 months maybe more and its be coming more noticabal last few months ... hair getting thined so i may have to stop just balacing the pain releif verses this med...

Inactive 24 Jul 2011

Hello again kaffea. I see your problem. Bit of a fix. I know that there are several other medications, that do act much the same as cymbalta, in aiding the pain. I know, I've seen people here, from this site, that have brought up other medications, in thier own use for the pain. I'll go back and scroll through some of the older threads/posts. If I find a name, I'll mention it here.

Blueye65 2 Aug 2016

I have been on Cymbalta 60 mg 1 x day for 8 years. I am now seeing balding patches especially at the temples. Would it have taken this long to have this type of reaction to hair loss?

Stella1108 12 Oct 2016

My Dr changed my medicine from Zoloft which I was on for depression for quite some time to Cymbalta for nerve damage pain in my leg. After 1 month on this medicine my hair was falling out in clumps I was diagnosed with alopecia areata! It would have been nice to have seen this as a side effect Stapled to the bag!!! I would never have taken it!!! I am MORE DEPRESSED THAN EVER! BEING ALMOST COMPLETELY BALD IN FRONT OF MY HEAD! & it is so hard wearing wigs when you can't come in because you have no bangs!! Cymbalta put the side effect on your Packaging!!!

KatBrie 12 Dec 2016

@Stella I just found this amoungst other testimonies that Cymbalta could be the cause of alopecia Areata! Once you stopped, did your hair grow back??

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