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Can Gabapentin and Amitriptyline cause hair loss?

I was on Gabapentin for eight months and recently switched to Amytriptiline because I was losing so much hair (I am female, 41 and taking it for neuropathic pain. Recently had a cervical disc replacement and am due to have lumbar disc replacement early next year). However my hair is still falling out. Do you have any idea if the new drug also causes hair loss and if so, how long it will take to stop once I m off the drugs? Many thanks.
Thu, 3 Dec 2020
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Hi,

Amitiptyline can to cause hair fall, you can ask your physician to get other medicines. There are many views on coming back, zinc and selenium in some multivitamins can be helpful. Join online OMBW 'Art of Living' course as stress is main cause and it can by some unknown mechanism work on neuropathic pain have benefited many patients with similar history.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sunny Madar, General & Family Physician
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Can Gabapentin and Amitriptyline cause hair loss?

Hi, Amitiptyline can to cause hair fall, you can ask your physician to get other medicines. There are many views on coming back, zinc and selenium in some multivitamins can be helpful. Join online OMBW Art of Living course as stress is main cause and it can by some unknown mechanism work on neuropathic pain have benefited many patients with similar history. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sunny Madar, General & Family Physician