Does Viibryd cause Hair Loss?

Last Update April 29, 2016
#51 in Viibryd discussions - 68 posts discuss Hair Loss with Viibryd. Hair Loss is #51 concern in Viibryd discussions.
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Does Viibryd cause Hair Loss?

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| Sharon Lauzier
Began taking viibryd & 2 weeks later, my hair was falling out. Contacted my psychiatrist that viibryd had stopped working to relieve depression symptoms so she prescribed remeron to replace viibryd. Remeron gave me no lift in my spirits - the only thing it did was make me sleepy. In all, I had taken viibryd for about a month & I lost over half of the hair on my head. Dermatologist told me viibryd was the cause & told me to stop taking it. Said hair will regrow but it will take 120 days - 4 months.

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| Davepl
A couple of month into it I noticed my hair becoming very fine. However, while all of my ancestors back as far as I know had great hair, it was at about the age (40s) where you'd expect age-related genetic balding, so it's hard to say.
January 20, 2015
I'm having the same issue- I've been on it for 6mo and have always had thick hair
Dr said hair loss should not be a side effect. However, nothing else points to it :/ otherwise it has worked well

I had to stop Viibryd because of hair loss.
"I had to stop ...My Doctor has me taking Biotin 5000mcg to help with re-growth. ...Does anyone know how long it takes after stopping Viibryd for your hair to stop falling out?"
August 17, 2014
Read the bottom paragraph first. I accidentally sent half first
August 17, 2014
For 3 months. Yes it's a bummer. I try to be cautious with what I take and make sure I get the protein.
Minoxidil works really well. It is a dropper that I put on my head when I remember after a shower. The package says to put it on every day, two times a day. I put it on probably 4 to 5 times a week. It actually Tightens the hair shaft to the root! If I don't use it my hair will come out of the root very easily. Most pharmacies sell their brand for about $30 for a 3 month supply. There
August 17, 2014
I am having the same problem. I am sensitive to any drug or diet that induces hair loss! I am very careful what I ingest. Systemic (ingesting a pill) cortisone (not topical or nasal sprays) will induce hair loss. Lack of eating protein for over 72 hours will induce hair loss. The cycle is as follows: ie if you don't eat protein or ingest cortisone or other drugs that cause hair loss...3 month later you will start losing your hair ( it is never the whole head of hair). The hair loss will last

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