Donna asks…

Can antidepressants cause hair loss ?

I am taking Zoloft and Thioridazine.

Helen answers:

Yes. It is not mentioned as often as other side effects, but my hair broke alot while i was on Celexa, which is in the same class as Zoloft.

John asks…

Does Zoloft cause hair loss?

I started Zoloft last Friday.. so I have only been taking it for 5 days. I have heard that it can cause hair loss. I feel like the last couple of days I have been losing a lot more than usual. Is it possible that I could already be seeing this side effect? Is hair loss even a side effect of Zoloft? Please help! It’s starting to make me worried. The thought of losing my hair stresses me out even more!

Helen answers:

NO it doesn’t .. I’ve been taking it for six years and it hasn’t caused my hari to fall out! No worries! :)

Steven asks…

Do relacore and zoloft have similar ingredients?

I used to take zoloft years ago, but stopped taking it because it made gave me weird side effects. It made my hands and hair smell strange. I just started taking relacore and I think it’s doing the same thing. Does anyone know if they have some common ingredients so I can find out which one it is that causes this reaction in me? Thanks.

Helen answers:

No, they don’t have similar ingredients, unless you react with some substance commonly used in the manufacture of tablets.

Zoloft is an antidepressant that is not in Relacore, and Relacore is a phony weight loss supplement that is not in Zoloft. From what I can tell on the web, Relacore is a mix of vitamins and plant extracts totally unrelated to Zoloft.

Betty asks…

Zoloft Hair Loss Concern?

I’m 23 male who has been taking Zoloft for the last 3 months (at 75mg/Day) and I’m noticing that the top of my head (not the crown, and no receding hair line) has a lot less hair then it used too. Not noticeable to anybody (yet!) but I can clearly see how thin it has gotten especially when styling it. If it’s just genetic balding then it seems to be a coincidence (but my Mom is adopted so who knows!)

Also my hair is not coming out in clumps… But I did go through a bad breakup 2-3 months ago… could this stress cause hair thinning 3 months down the road?

I read that hair loss is a “infrequent” side effect of Zoloft. Is it the Zoloft ??

Any help/similar experience stories are appreciated. Thank You!

Helen answers:

You may just be one of those unlucky people (like me) who start losing their hair in their early 20s. I first started noticing a bald spot on the top of my head at 21, so hair loss can in fact begin a lot sooner than you’d expect.

As for the Zoloft, it’s highly unlikely that Zoloft is causing your hair loss. I don’t know what web site you read that side effect from, but I’ve never heard of it.

Also, I’m taking Zoloft right now (for the past month), and I haven’t noticed any increased thinning of my hair. My little thin patch (bald spot) has already formed, but it hasn’t increased since I started taking the Zoloft.

Hope this helps.

Sharon asks…

What if someone needs more than 200 mgs. of Zoloft, which is the maximum recommended dosage?

Helen answers:

The maximum would be the dose that your doctor says is safe for you. Some people can take more than others, so there isn’t any “magic number” that is the maximum for everyone.
Personally, I wouldn’t want to use it just because of the cautions and side effects listed on it:

“More common
Decreased sexual desire or ability; failure to discharge semen (in men)

Less common or rare
Aggressive reaction; breast tenderness or enlargement; fast, pounding, irregular, or slow heartbeat; fast talking and excited feelings or actions that are out of control; fever; inability to sit still; increase in body movements; loss of bladder control; low blood sodium (confusion, convulsions [seizures], drowsiness, dryness of mouth, increased thirst, lack of energy); muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities; nose bleeds; red or purple spots on skin; restlessness; serotonin syndrome (diarrhea, fever, increased sweating, mood or behavior changes, overactive reflexes, racing heartbeat, restlessness, shivering or shaking); skin rash, hives, or itching; sudden loss of consciousness; unusual or sudden body or facial movements or postures; unusual secretion of milk (in females)

Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach pain; bleeding gums; blindness; blistering, peeling, loosening of skin; bloating; bloody, black, tarry stools; blood in urine; blue-yellow color blindness; blurred vision; chest pain or discomfort; chills; clay-colored stools; coma; cough or hoarseness; darkened urine; decreased urine output; decreased vision; depressed mood; difficulty in breathing; difficulty in speaking; difficulty swallowing; drooling; dry skin and hair; eye pain; fainting; feeling cold; feeling of discomfort; feeling that others can hear your thoughts; feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior; feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there; fixed position of eye; general feeling of discomfort, illness, tiredness, or weakness; hair loss; high fever; high or low blood pressure; hoarseness or husky voice; hostility; increased coagulation times; indigestion; inflammation of joints; irritability; joint or muscle pain; large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, and sex organs; lethargy; light-colored stools; lightheadedness; loss of appetite; loss of balance control; loss of bladder control; lower back or side pain; muscle aches; muscle cramps and stiffness; muscle trembling, jerking or stiffness; muscle twitching; painful or difficult urination; pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back; pale skin; palpitations; puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue; rapid weight gain; rash; red, irritated eyes; red skin lesions often with a purple center; redness, soreness or itching skin; right upper abdominal pain and fullness; seizures; severe mood or mental changes; severe muscle stiffness; shortness of breath; shuffling walk; sore throat; sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips; sores, welting or blisters; stiffness of limbs; stupor; sweating; swelling of face, ankles, or hands; swollen lymph glands; swollen or painful glands; talking or acting with excitement you cannot control; tightness in chest; troubled breathing; twisting movements of body; twitching; uncontrolled movements, especially of face, neck, and back; unexplained bleeding or bruising; unpleasant breath odor; unusual behavior; unusual tiredness or weakness; upper right abdominal pain; vomiting of blood; weight gain; wheezing; yellow eyes and skin

Symptoms of overdose—may be more severe than side effects occurring at regular doses or several may occur together

Actions that are out of control; agitation; anxiety; bloating; blurred vision; change in consciousness; chest pain or discomfort; chills; coma; confusion; confusion as to time or place or person holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact; constipation; convulsions (seizures); darkened urine; decreased awareness or responsiveness; dizziness or fainting; drowsiness; fever; hallucinations; headache; indigestion; irritability; lightheadedness; loss of appetite; loss of consciousness; nausea; nervousness; pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back; pounding in ears; seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there; serotonin syndrome (diarrhea, fever, increased sweating, mood or behavior changes, overactive reflexes, racing heartbeat, restlessness, shivering or shaking); severe sleepiness; shakiness in legs, arms, hands, feet; shortness of breath; slow or irregular heartbeat; sweating; trembling or shaking of hands or feet; unusual excitement, or restlessness; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusually fast heartbeat; unusually large pupils; vomiting; yellow eyes or skin

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with yo

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