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Gabapentin Related Alopecia

Official FDA Reports765
Social Media Events37
Active Ingredients
  • Gabapentin
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Additional Terms for Alopecia
  • Hair Loss
  • Thinning Hair
  • Hair Thinned
  • Hair Falling Out
  • Balding
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The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Milnacipran Hydrochloride

Neurontin

Side Effects: After reading side effects from others I now understand my hair loss and extreme weight loss. I thought something was wrong with me.

Works well, but I've lost so much weight. ...


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Neurontin

Side Effects: hair loss , bloated/weight gain, gas and digestive issues, not much pain relief but as I taper down I'll be able to tell just how much or little it helped.

As an anticonvulsant...


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Neurontin

... if I don't take it with my other meds. However between this & the Estradiol I'm having to take after complete hysterectomy. I've gained 25 pnds & my hair is now falling out by the handfuls. That was...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight increased, Alopecia

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Posted By Lisa on October 1, 2019 @ 3:01 pm

I'm taking Neurontin for femoral nerve pain, it works most of the time which I'm happy with but the hair thinning isn't acceptable and is knocking my confidence, I have fine hair as it is. My eyelashes are disappearing too.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Weight decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: After reading side effects from others I now understand my hair loss and extreme weight loss. I thought something was wrong with me. Works well, but I've lost so much weight. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Abdominal distension, Dyspepsia, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: hair loss, bloated/weight gain, gas and digestive issues, not much pain relief but as I taper down I'll be able to tell just how much or little it helped. As an anticonvulsant...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Hysterectomy, Dyspnoea paroxysmal nocturnal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... if I don't take it with my other meds. However between this & the Estradiol I'm having to take after complete hysterectomy. I've gained 25 pnds & my hair is now falling out by the handfuls. That was...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Clumsiness, Dizziness, Alopecia, Food craving, Poverty of speech, Thought blocking, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: weight gain immediately, craved chocolate,hair loss, dizziness, clumbsiness,falling over, no thought process,hard time talking and remember simple words...too many to list I W...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By coffeelady in fdb.rxlist.com on January 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

een on gabapentin for 2 months Started with 300 mg a day for 1 month, increased to 600 mg to see if that dose would work better for my neuropathy in feet. Hair loss is very noticeable, will be stop...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Bad hair loss My hair fell out and it was ineffective

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am

It made 50% of my hair fall out within 60 days, aside for that it did help with nerve pain some.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Anxiety

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 21, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I have severe anxiety and after only 2 weeks my hair started falling out. It is increasing at an alarming rate. The pain is lessened but not worth the side effects. Between the devil a...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 18, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... between. Wrong! My migraines got worse and I couldn't stand it. I increased from 100 to 300 mg, every 8 hours (I set the alarm on my phone, even at night), and headaches are gone...for the most par...



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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.