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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

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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Can Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL cause hair loss? I'm getting mixed answers from the internet.

Can Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL cause hair loss?  I'm getting mixed answers from the internet.

Wellbutrin (bupropion) s/e: Hair loss has been reported as an uncommon side effect of Wellbutrin (bupropion). Like all medications, you balance the benefits versus the risks. Always discuss your concerns with prescribing doctor. You should be comfortable taking this med and understand why it's been recommended. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can the generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion) (budeprion sr) cause hair loss?

Can the generic form of wellbutrin (bupropion) (budeprion sr) cause hair loss?

Perhaps: Hair loss is not by any means common with bupropion (the generic name for wellbutrin). It is possible of course because people can have very unique responses to medication. Except for certain medications where this is often reported, the most common reason for hair loss in people taking psychiatric medications is stress. ...Read more

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About 15 yrs ago Prozac was my "miracle drug", and now it seems to have pooped out. I have tried viibryd and it just caused bloating and hair loss. Should i try something with the Prozac to get my happiness back? What about wellbutrin, can I take this wit

About 15 yrs ago Prozac was my "miracle drug", and now it seems to have pooped out. I have tried viibryd and it just caused bloating and hair loss. Should i try something with the Prozac to get my happiness back? What about wellbutrin, can I take this wit

Poop out: Unfortunately antidepressant poop-out isn't rare. This may happen with any antidepressant. Strategies to overcome this can include: a different antidepressant (especially combination ssri-snri), use of atypical antipsychotic (e.g. Abilify), or methyl donor such as same or folic acid. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me with cymbalta (duloxetine). Will it cause acne and hair loss? I experienced those side effects with Wellbutrin XL.

My doctor prescribed me with cymbalta (duloxetine). Will it cause acne and hair loss? I experienced those side effects with Wellbutrin XL.

It should not: If it does, it is worth the risk. Acne can be managed; usually topical benzoyl peroxide is sufficient. It's difficult to know what to make of accounts of sudden hair loss in people on this medication; emotional turmoil can do this to people. Even if it is real, it is a small price to pay for relief of the terrible, private pain for which this medicine is usually prescribed. Be brave and go ahead. ...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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Is there "real" help for hair loss for women? 2 long story. Anesthesia started it. Hasn't changed. I am mortified. 1/2's gone.

Lots of reasons: Go see your family doc and even get a referral to a dermatologist specializing in hair loss. First, remember that stress can lead to hair loss. Child birth & hospitalization are classic causes of stress but so is surgery. Hair eventually comes back several months later. Thyroid disease can do this too. So can too much testosterone & its derivative, dihydrotestosterone. So get tested and see derm. ...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?

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 ?

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?

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?

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?

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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Bupropion (Definition)

Also called wellbutrin (bupropion) or zyban or aplenzin, is an atypical antidepressant & smoking cessation aid, which has mild psychostimulant action. It is a norepinephrine/dopamine reuptake inhibitor. It can lower seizure threshold at high doses, ...Read more


Wellbutrin (Definition)

Bupropion is an addiction reducing agent and an antidepressant which are both a ...Read more