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Dr. Bridget
Dr. Bridget, Pharmacist
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Experience:  Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist; Pharmacy Practice Residency training with extensive knowledge in pharmacological treatment of diseases;Special interest in alternative remedies.
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Can you please tell me which anti depressant has the least

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Can you please tell me which anti depressant has the least risk for hair loss.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi and thanks for your question! All antidepressants, except Viibryd and Brintellix, may cause hair loss at about the same rate 1% or less. Viibryd (Velazodone) and Brintellix (Vortioxetine) do not have reports of hair loss per manufacturer reports. Viibryd and Brintellix are relatively newer antidepressants, though, and so case reports may surface as years go by. Hair loss is considered to be a very rare side effect of antidepressant use.

If you have any follow-up questions, I will be happy to respond. If the information I provided helped you solve your problem, please provide a positive rating!


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Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi! Just checking in to see how things are going in choosing an antidepressant that will minimize your risk of hair loss. Have you considered those options Viibryd (Velazodone) and Brintellix (Vortioxetine) I recommended that have the lowest risk of hair loss?


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