Has anyone experienced hair loss while taking Chantix?
- 12 Sep 2011 by pensacolawalker
- 3 July 2021
Loss of hair has not been not reported or documented when Chantix is taken, maybe it could be due to some other cause, you should seek medical advice if its too bothersome.
Take care, please, best wishes!
I have been taking chantix for 2 weeks and I also have experienced severe hair loss. I have read several reviews where this has been common. It is not a proven side effect of chantix so they have not addressed it in the warnings.
I am in week 8 and my hair has been falling out to the point that I'm ready to stop taking it. At least now I know the reason for it. Makes me wonder about long term and stuff we don't know about yet. Hmmmm
I saw my mom, 6 weeks ago and she had a FULL HEAD OF THICK HAIR ( I’m also her hairstylist). My mom has been on Chantix for 5 weeks and has LOST ALMOST ALL OF HER HAIR. WE ARE FURIOUS. After seeing that this question was asked and answered by others; CHANTIX WAKE-UP AND ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHANTIX CAUSING SEVERE HAIR LOSS. HOW HORRIBLE FOR MY MOM AND OTHERS to look forward to quitting smoking and getting healthier and EXPERIENCING EXTREME HAIR LOSS. NOW WHAT CHANTIX? WHAT DOES MY MOTHER DO NOW? Chantix stops you from smoking BUT THEY FAILED my mom and others who lost their hair. SPEAK OUT EVERYONE...
I started Chantix again last year. And after 2 weeks I started losing my hair. I did my own test and went off the medication after 2 months and my hair started growing back. So started again this year after having labs done to figure out why my hair was falling out. And they all came back that nothing was wrong. After taking the Chantix again my hair started falling out and this time it was horrible. I quit taking it about 3 weeks ago. And my hair is starting too grow back. Chantix needs to review this. As I read it is mostly women who is experiencing massive hair loss.
Yes! I actually just decided today that I will stop taking it after 2 months. I didn't know for sure it was the chantix but I had an idea. I'm 28 and I can see my scalp. My hair got me so many compliments throughout my life. I actually am getting pretty depressed about it, because I'm worried my hair will never go back to how it was. I used to love wearing it down, but now I feel like I can't!
I had no hair loss issues prior to taking Chantix. After I quit smoking using the starter box, about a week or two later my hair started falling out. I’d pull clumps after clumps after clumps. I didn’t know what to do other than cry. My hair is so thin!!! You can see my scalp any way I part it with all the little hairs that are so far from each other. It’s stopped falling out, expect for the normal amount BUT ITS NOT GROWING BACK!!! I started Chantix in October 2019, hair started falling out in Nov. 2019. It’s now FEBRUARY 2019!!!
I JUST TURNED 30. This happened when I was 29! This isn’t normal. I wonder if we all can start a class action lawsuit???
Totally. I am very surprised it has not been reported even in the rare side affects as there are lots of people reporting it in online forums. I’ve been loosing lots of hair after starting on It about a month and had a massive fall out in the shower yesterday. Will have to stop it immediately.
Yes. Clumps I was freaking out. First week and thought what the heck was going on. I found this page and was thankful. I am stopping this medication.
I took Champix January 2019. Thankfully still not smoking. However hair loss is still awful, I had really thick hair and now I have to leave it curly to try and make it look thicker. I’ve had all bloods done and no deficiency. I started losing hair about week 8. Didn’t worry until two months later and the only thing I could put it down to is champix. The nurse said she hadn’t heard of that at all. At that time I could only find people in America complaining . I’m so sad as it still shedding, I have thin medium length ends and fuzzy halo around my scalp , suggesting some regrowth, but still not enough to cover scalp
- Chantix Information for Consumers
- Chantix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chantix (detailed)
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