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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) cause hair loss?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) cause hair loss?

Not listed.: While I never discount the possibility of a effect being related to a medication, I don't see hair loss listed at least as one of the more common side effects of Neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause hair loss?

Yes: It is possible for Cymbalta (duloxetine) to cause hair loss, even though rarely. If it happens to you, it really doesn't matter how rare it is! ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

It does in some peop: It may do for some people as it is indicated for that.But in my opinion success with rogain is limited. ...Read more

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Can Depakote cause hair loss?

Can Depakote cause hair loss?

Yes: More frequently, people may notice hair thinning, often in the shower. Usually it is cyclical- it often gets better even if you continue the medication. You can also add the vitamin, selenium. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause hair loss?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause hair loss?

There are reports of: hair loss by people taking Wellbutrin (bupropion). If someone experiences significant hair loss while taking a medication it is wise to consult the physician about alternative medications. Best regards. ...Read more

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How common is hair loss while taking Neurontin (gabapentin)?

How common is hair loss while taking Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Infrequent: There are many possible side effects with Neurontin (gabapentin). Hair loss is noted as being an infrequent side effect. However, I suggest if you are having this or any other side effects from this drug that you contact your prescribing physician immediately to discuss this. ...Read more

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Have women used rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Have women used rogaine (minoxidil) for frontal scalp hair loss with good results?

Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that area, so the fda says the manufacturer cannot claim that it works anywhere else. However, in the real world, it works the same way on the frontal scalp as it does on the crown. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin related to hair loss?

Is gabapentin related to hair loss?

Rarely: There's a very low (.1 - 1%) incidence of dermatological side affects with Gabapentin -- including both alopecia and hirsuitism. ...Read more

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Does citalopram cause hair loss?

Does citalopram cause hair loss?

It can, very rarely: In pre-market evaluation of citalopram, greater than .1% but less than 1% of patients had skin rashes and/or hair loss (alopecia). So this is a very rare side effect of the medication. ...Read more

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Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Will biotin help hair loss from hyperthyroidism?

Hair loss: Biotin is not deficient in hyperthyroid states correction of thyroid status will restore hair loss after 12 to 14 weeks once normal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Does oxycodone cause hair loss?

Does oxycodone cause hair loss?

Not likely: There have been no toxicity reports or studies of cases of hair loss due to oxycodone use. ...Read more

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Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Is propecia/proscar effective in stopping balding and hair loss?

Yes: Propecia (finasteride) has been clinically proven to help. In a 5-year study of men with mild to moderate hair loss, 2 out of 3 of the men who took 1 mg of Finasteride daily regrew some hair. However, Propecia (finasteride) has been linked to long term erectile dysfunction. Other treatments exist such as hair transplantation. You may want to explore these options before taking any meds that may have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) cause hair loss?

Not listed.: While I never discount the possibility of a effect being related to a medication, I don't see hair loss listed at least as one of the more common side effects of Neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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How common is hair loss while taking Neurontin (gabapentin)?

Infrequent: There are many possible side effects with Neurontin (gabapentin). Hair loss is noted as being an infrequent side effect. However, I suggest if you are having this or any other side effects from this drug that you contact your prescribing physician immediately to discuss this. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed neurontin (gabapentin) for anxiety and so far it's working great but I've heard some people suffer hair loss with this medication. Is this common ?

Dr prescribed neurontin (gabapentin) for anxiety and so far it's working great but I've heard some people suffer hair loss with this medication.  Is this common ?

Not listed: Your friend may have lost hair serendipitously but it is not listed as a common or rare side effect of neuron tin use. As in everything in life there is a risk and a benefit to any action you take. Hopefully the benefit of taking the med (neuron tin) out ways any risk (hairloss) that you might suffer. ...Read more

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Taking neurontin (gabapentin) for anxiety and seems to be working well but concerned with possible hair loss side effect. Is this something to worry about?

Taking neurontin (gabapentin) for anxiety and seems to be working well but concerned with possible hair loss side effect.  Is this something to worry about?

How well?: I don't see that hair loss is a major side effect of Neurontin, (gabapentin) but to be technical the best way to know for sure is to stop it and see if the hair loss stops. BUT, I wouldn't do this without consulting with the prescribing doctor, and hair regrowth could take many months so may be hard to tell anyway. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin related to hair loss?

Rarely: There's a very low (.1 - 1%) incidence of dermatological side affects with Gabapentin -- including both alopecia and hirsuitism. ...Read more

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I have been taking gabapentin and have been experiencing hair loss would there be any other options for me medication wise?

I have been taking gabapentin and have been experiencing hair loss would there be any other options for me medication wise?

Insufficient data: Unfortunately, you have neglected to mention what you are taking the gabapentin for. It does actually matter. Please repost. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing hair loss from gabapentin (300mg) I am taking it for chronic migraines and also to assist with sleep any other options?

Alopecia: Alopecia or hair loss is usully not a a sise efecto of gabapentin , but severe stress could weaken your immunity and that could propiciate the hair loss. Go to your doctor and maybe he add another axiolytic to your treatment . Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Is it normal to have hair loss during early 20's? Is ther amy prevention or remedies to it?

Hair Loss: Hair is a protective adaptation of the body to the elements. Hair loss may be a result of numerous factors which may include, genetics, metabolic or exposure to a toxic environment. Medical treatment includes minoxidil, spirinolactone, propecia, (finasteride) etc... There are surgical options which includes implants. Laser therapy may help. Alternative remedies such as fo-ti may also be of help. ...Read more

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4m pp, thyroid levels normal, thyroid enlarged, u/s today. How long until normal pp hair loss and exhaustion level out? I am bf'ing

Could be months: Your hair is not lost, just breaking off. It should grow out normally, but may take several months since hair grows intermittently not continuously. Give it time, and avoid chemical treatments. Continue the iron to build your blood count back toward normal. ...Read more

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Hw to stop hair loss?

Hw to stop hair loss?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss?

Hair loss.: hair loss has many different causes, anemia, low or high thyroid function, low vitamin levels, genetics, medications etc. you need to see a doctor to get some blood work and find the cause of hair loss and treat it accordingly. Meanwhile you may take some multivitamins. ...Read more

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Hair loss: common causes?

Hair loss: common causes?

Genetic: The hair loss pattern is often genetic. A look at your parents may provide the answer. Thyroid diseases, iron deficiency, and stress may cause hair loss as well. ...Read more

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How to control hair loss ?

Hair Loss: Control of hair loss includes knowing the cause: medications, diet, stress, hormones, or genetics. Male pattern hair loss is genetic and caused by dht. Treatment is with rogaine (minoxidil) for men and or propecia. ...Read more

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What is good for hair loss?

Many causes: Men can have an inherited form of hair loss that is caused by male hormones. When older women stop having periods, they too can develop this male hormone type or hair loss.Both men and woman can have hair loss from thyroid disease, anemia, drugs like chemotherapy drugs, and stress and illness. There are treatments for many kinds of hair loss that a dermatologist can provide. ...Read more

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What causes female hair loss?

Plenty of factors: There are several reasons for female hair loss = hormonal, genetic, medications, environmental. Some of these can be evaluated by blood tests or looking through the meds you are taking or checking your family's hair histoty. The one that you can do something about is the environmental = your stress level, amount of rest you're getting, your hair products. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hair loss?

Hair Loss: You may have male pattern hair loss. Treatment of this type of hair loss is with rogaine (minoxidil) for men and the oral medication propecia. ...Read more

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How to protect from hair loss?

Different options: Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented. Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that do not damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss. ...Read more

Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more