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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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 Paxil (paroxetine) cause weight loss?

Can Paxil (paroxetine) cause weight loss?

Not usual side effec: This is not a usual side effect. However if there are other adverse reactions ( which are not common) such as diarrhea, nausea, hyponatremia and others , these could result in weight loss. Also depression often brings about diminished appetite which of course leads to weight loss. The bottom line is that you want to work closely with your doctor and monitor any changes that you are going through. ...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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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 Xanax (alprazolam) cause hair loss?

Xanax (alprazolam) and hair loss: Xanax (alprazolam) does not cause hair loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more


Paxil (Definition)

Paroxetine is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more