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Is 100 mg of Zoloft comparable to 75 mg of effexor (venlafaxine)? Which one causes hair loss or weight gain most often?

Is 100 mg of Zoloft comparable to 75 mg of effexor (venlafaxine)? Which one causes hair loss or weight gain most often?

Zoloft vs Effexor (venlafaxine): Mom hundred milligrams of zoloft would equate in practice to approximately 150 mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) in my experience. Both weight gain and hair loss are more common with effexor (venlafaxine). Zoloft has rarely caused hair loss and it is thought to be due to its mild dopaminergic effect. Zoloft is generally considered to be weight neutral, but as with any medication of this class there are exceptions to the rule. Wait gain from this ssri class tends to occur late in treatment if at all. The weight gain if it were to occur would likely start between six months and one year after the initiation oftreatment. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Zoloft (sertraline) can couse tremors and hair loss ?

Zoloft (sertraline) can couse tremors and  hair loss ?

Zoloft (sertraline): An SSRI commonly prescribed to treat depression and anxiety can precipitate a tremor in some cases. Anxiety can cause tremor as well, so it's important to review w/ ur doc & compare to pre-treatment baseline. Hair loss is not a side effect that is commonly associated with sertraline. If you're experiencing hair loss, report this to your MD for proper work up as sertraline is unlikely 2 b related. ...Read more

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On Zoloft (sertraline) for 4 months... Noticing painful urination, significant hair loss, migraines and easy bruising?

On Zoloft (sertraline) for 4 months... Noticing painful urination, significant hair loss, migraines and easy bruising?

Side effects: Speak to your prescriber about these issues. There may be an alternative medication with fewer potential side effects. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Sertraline to cause a receding hairline? If so, how can a medication that reduces stress levels cause more hair loss?

Is it possible for Sertraline to cause a receding hairline? If so, how can a medication that reduces stress levels cause more hair loss?

Baldness: baldness can cause stress and vice versa,typically stress induced hearing loss tends to be patchy. Any drug can theoretically promote hair loss. Talk to your prescribing physicians, possibly consult with a dermatologist for an inspection. Male pattern hair loss can be seen at your age ...Read more

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What could cause hair loss ? Pcos HTN Metformin 500mg Lisinopril 10mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg

What could cause hair loss ? Pcos HTN Metformin 500mg Lisinopril 10mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg

Multiple factors: genetics, thryoid/metabolic issues, stress. tension. anxiety or mood disorders. I suggest a medical exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause hair loss?

What can cause hair loss?

Many...: There are many possible causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a medication, physical or emotional stress, anemia, thyroid disease, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases or simply age/genetic. Your doctor will help you determine the reason for the loss. When it's due to aging, we can treat it with rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Can ionic hair dryer cause hair loss?

Ionic hair dryer: Only if it is not used carefully. Read all the instructions. Better still go online and look up all you can about "Ionic Hair Dryer" and then "Potential side effects of ionic hair dryer". Do the wrong think and you won't like the outcome. ...Read more

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Can ionic hairdryers cause hair loss?

Any trauma: To the hair can damage the hair protein and cause the hair to break off. These include heat, chemicals, physical trauma etc. The ionic hairdryer is no more or less a trauma than regular hairdryers. It's the heat that causes the damage. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more