Does Venlafaxine Cause Hair Loss ?

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Asked by jackie

Does Venlafaxine Cause Hair Loss ?

i have been on venlafaxine for over 4 years.my hair has been falling out for some time, blood tests clear.hair getting finer and drier all the time and continues to fall out. scalp is itchy. I always had very thick hair until i began this medication. I am 71 years old.

Answer

Hi Jackie

I am sorry this is happening.

Unfortunately your medication could be the culprit here. Here is one case report of hair loss due to Prozac and Effexor.

It seems that hair loss could be a rare side effect.

You definitely want to speak to your doctor about this and see if there is any connection between your hair loss and your medication.

Thank you for your question.

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