I started on 25 mg of sertraline for one week then took 50mg the next week and the third week I am currently on 75 mg. I noticed my hair falling out ALOT at the end of the second week (while taking 50 mg). I am 23 year old male and have always had thick hair and no one in my family has had any issues with hair loss. The hair that falls out are long strands with the white bulb attached at the end. I have also noticed that my hair appears to be lighter in color and turning almost white at the tips. Also very thin! I used to be prescribed to adderall and that stuff made my hair fall out like crazy when I took it in the same way that it is falling out with the zoloft. I only used the adderall for studying, so when I didn't use the adderall my hair returned to normal and stopped falling out. So I know that the hair loss I'm experiencing is due to the zoloft because it started falling out as soon as the medicine got into my system, my hair was completely fine before I started the zoloft. I feel that the zoloft (sertraline) is starting to work good for my anxiety and I don't want to stop taking it but I want to keep my hair! So my question is, is this hair loss a temporary side effect? Will the hair loss stop once my body gets adjusted to the sertraline (zoloft)? Has anybody else experienced this? If this is just temporary I would definitely be willing to wait it out.
Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause hair loss?
- 26 Jan 2015 by Royals22
- 1 Jul 2017
- zoloft, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, sertraline, major depressive disorder, anxiety and stress
Added 26 Jan 2015:
Also, I take multivitamins, biotin, and fish oil everyday.
I have also experienced some hair loss, but I personally feel like it was the initial stress that caused it.
I've been on Sertraline (Zoloft) for over a year and have only recently had issues with my hair.
The best thing I can say is try a shampoo/ conditioner that has "kerotin" and keep up with the vitamins.
Glad to see your anxiety has been relieved!
Hello there ... I have been on just about everything you could be on for these illnesses and I know of several others who take zoo ft and I have never heard of this. Maybe it's stress or if you want ask your dr. To see what they say. Sometimes with my Oct I tend to let such things run together. Hopefully it will go away very quickly.
I have been on Zoloft 50mg for 6 months now. I also have experienced a lot of hair loss, much more than normal. I do not have bald patches, they just come out from around the scalp.
I have experienced even weirder thing. I alsways had curly hair, but after 2-3 months on zoloft they are becoming more straight! I have never had hair like this before! A couple of strands still curl (but much less) and some are just straight! I look weird and I don't know what to do. I hope my hair will go to normal after I finish my treatment.
Has anyone experienced that?
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