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Is hair loss a common side effect of Bupropion?

Since I have been taking Buproprion XL, I am having major hair loss. Is this a common side effect? I have been on this medication about 3 months. I am 58 and have had some hair loss over the past 10 years, but all of a sudden it is a handful on a daily basis.
Fri, 30 Oct 2015
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Dr. Hanif warmly welcomes you with thanks for a consult!

I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I want to assure, I will take care all of your medical concerns according to the latest medical guidelines.

No hair loss isn't a common side effect of Bupropion XL. You need to consult a Dermatologist to rule out other causes of hairloss that also includes many scalp disorders too.

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