Doxepin

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Doxepin is a psychoactive drug with tricyclic antidepressant and anxiolytic properties, known under many brand-names such as '''Apona...
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Does Doxepin cause Hair Loss?

Hair Loss is a known side effect of Doxepin
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Does Doxepin cause Hair Loss?

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| brian
Yes, doxepin does cause hair loss, and more hair falls out with larger doses. I am a 26yo male and I am tapering off this medication mainly because of this reason. I also use rogaine and propecia. I was taking 100mg doxepin for sleep and depression, but it actually made me feel more depressed. I am down to 50mg at night and my hair is a *lot* thicker now that I have taken less doxepin. The end goal is to get down to 0mg, this is a medication that probably should not be stopped cold turkey, as during the withdrawal process the chances of having insomnia skyrocket.

Other side effects from doxepin use, that I have had, are enlarged stomach, stomach noises (grumbling, bloating, gas), which I don't see why I got that, and some weight gain (about 30lbs!). I've only been taking it for 1.5 years, but I definitely want to get off this medication completely.

As compared to anxiolytics like Xanax and Klonopin, doxepin is right up there in terms of building up dependence, but I think it is a lot easier to get off of, simply due to the large number of negative side effects.

If you are a male, and haven't been taking doxepin for very long (<2-3 years) and you use rogaine and take propecia (finasteride), then your hair will likely grow back with a vengeance (a good vengeance).

I take 2mg klonopin every night for anxiety issues related to PTSD and GAD. The klonopin (clonazepam), is probably a drug I will have to take for the rest of my life, but it does not cause hair loss, from what I have observed. It is the doxepin that does....usually decreasing stress and mild sedation has a positive effect on reducing DHT and promoting hair regrowth.

Trick to regrowing your hair--throw everything you possibly can at it --- Saw Palmetto, niacin (probably topical is best bet), rogaine / minoxidil, propecia (finasteride), B vitamins, exercise, etc. I have a history of male pattern baldness in my family and I have kept most of my hair--probably because I tackled the problem almost immediately when my hairline was receding.

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Doxepin side effectes (Stomach bloating and Hair loss)
| Ron
I was prescribed Doxepin about 45 days ago to help me get off of Ambien. The first side affect I noticed was an enlarged stomach but no weight gain. I did not have a trim waist to begin with but I was always able to see my belt below my stomach. My stomach has been making loud noises and my belly sticks out at least 2 inches further than before, without gaining any weight. I have also noticed a lot of hair loss just in the last 45 days I have started going bald just above my forehead. It looks like male pattern baldness. I need to get off of this medication.

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at Doxepin can really cause major hairloss the longer yo...
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" Amanda, Could you switch to a different antianxiety drug like Xanax or Ativan? I've read and heard that Doxepin can really cause major hairloss the... "

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with Doxepin, but i'm experiencing hair loss & that won't...
| forums.phoenixrising.me
" ...but refused to discuss my fibro issues at at all. ...on my way since i'm sleeping better with Doxepin, but i'm experiencing hair loss & that won't do. plus i also take Lunesta, Sonota & an occasional... "

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has the possible side effect of weight gain (and hair lo...
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" Seroquel will definitely make most gain weight if ...me wean myself off. But she wanted to replace it with Doxepin which also has the possible side effect of weight gain (and hair loss to top it... "

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I am taking doxepin for anxiety due to this hairloss, but I...
| www.heralopecia.com
" I am taking doxepin for anxiety due to this hairloss, but I worry every time I take it because I know it can ...So I feel I have to take it. Ugh! Life is just made so much harder with hairlos... "

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the list. I was on doxepin for my IBS and had hairloss wi...
| www.heralopecia.com
" ...google that tells which cause hairloss or not. Doxepin is on the list. I was on doxepin for my IBS and had hairloss within a month. What may cause hairloss in one may not for ...meds have side effects... "

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marie! I take doxepin too! I haven't had any probelms with...
| www.heralopecia.com
" Hi marie! I take doxepin too! I haven't had any probelms with it though. My hairloss started before taking it and... "

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on Doxepin to help me sleep.. I have had SEVERE eczema for...
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" ...34 year old female.. I am on Doxepin to help me sleep.. I have had SEVERE eczema for years- NOTHING helps ...due to constant scratching.. Slowly increased Doxepin until Im now at 100mg ...is possibility of... "

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recently been prescribed doxepin, an antidepressant, and...
| www.thelupussite.com
" ...any number of things. My hair falls out really badly during a flare too. I have recently been prescribed doxepin, an antidepressant, and helps... "

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