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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) cause hair loss?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry

In brief: Alopecia

Yes, taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) can lead to hair loss also known as alopecia.
Lilly, the manufacturer of cymbalta, (duloxetine) states this is an infrequent side effect. The most common side effects are (this is not a complete list): nausea, dry mouth, sleepiness, fatigue, constipation, dizziness, decreased appetite, and increased sweating. Most of these side effects will dissipate over time rather quickly.

In brief: Alopecia

Yes, taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) can lead to hair loss also known as alopecia.
Lilly, the manufacturer of cymbalta, (duloxetine) states this is an infrequent side effect. The most common side effects are (this is not a complete list): nausea, dry mouth, sleepiness, fatigue, constipation, dizziness, decreased appetite, and increased sweating. Most of these side effects will dissipate over time rather quickly.
Dr. Robert Woods
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