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Is one of the side effects of Effexor hair loss?

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masso 24 Aug 2014
HPoole 13 Sep 2014

I've been on a high dose of Effexor XR for years and I'd have to say is highly unlikely, like 99%, for that to be caused by Effexor XR.

Lily9 12 Apr 2017

Yes, hair loss is a side effect whether the company says it is or not. I just started taking it 6 months ago and my hair is falling out as if I've had chemotherapy. Hair loss is a rare side effect of antidepressants. My mother's hair fell out as well on a different antidepressant and she had to get a wig until she weened off it. I'm currently staying on 37.5 mg even though my doctor recommended I go up to 100. My hair loss due to Effexor actually why I just joined this site. I realize this post is old. Were you able to get off Effexor and regrow your hair?

Rachelds844 8 Nov 2017

I was on a high dose of Effexor XR for years and no MDs could figure out why my long blonde hair disappeared and would not regrow because my hair follicles were still alive.
I was switched from Effexor XR to Wellbutrin and ever since the switch, my hair has started growing back with no problem.

desert lady 20 Nov 2017

Hi what dose of effexor were you taking

WildcatVet 8 Nov 2017

ALL psychotropic drugs can, in very rare instances ~ in 0.1-1.0% of patients, cause hair loss. If it's bothersome enough to warrant discontinuing the medication the good news is that your hair will grow back. free discount card

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