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    Neurontin causing hair loss???
    jennagale76 posted:
    Have any of you had hair loss due to Neurontin?
    davedsel responded:

    I was on this medication for a few months and did not have hair loss. It is not one of the listed side affects. You need to discuss this with your pharmacist and/or prescribing doctor.

    Here is a link to the information in the WebMD Drugs & Supplements section about Neurontin: - ORAL.aspx?drugid=9845&drugname=Neurontin Oral&source=2

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    tootsi responded:
    Been on 800mg 4-5x day with no side effects, or hair loss.
    tootsi responded:
    forgot to say been taking for 2 years
    fibrofran17 replied to tootsi's response:
    Hi Tootsi, have been on 300mg at bedtime only for about a year now, no hair issues yet. But maybe higher doses could affect your hair?? check out any other meds you take, you never know till you read all the crap side affects that comes with any meds, good luck and take care, fibro fran
    mazzarisi responded:
    I have been on neurontin for 5 years had have noticed hair loss on the back of the crown of my head! for the last few months Iwill speak to my doctor regarding this pain management may help mazzarisi
    fibrofran17 replied to mazzarisi's response:
    hi mazz, fibrofran here, I've been on 300mg only at bedtime for a year and a half. When I took the prescribed 300 3 times a day I was ready for the ER in about 2 days, WORST week of my life, psychologically, and physically...I am ok at only 300 a day..anyway, what affects do you definitely attribute to neurontin/gababpentin, I have started to wonder what else it does? it's so hard to separate out our meds for our individual effects when we can't just stop taking some to find out!! your opinion would be very welcome to me. thanx,f ibro fran
    mazzarisi replied to fibrofran17's response:
    fibroFran17 Itake 800mg 2x a day like you I don't know if that is causing a problem or else all the other meds I take pain meds and meds for bipolar depression who knows! mazzarisi. all in all about 6 meds are taken on a daily basis
    fibrofran17 replied to mazzarisi's response:
    Mazz, thank you for answering, i see we're in the same boat with this! take good care of yourself and hang in there, fibrofran
    carrotcake13 replied to fibrofran17's response:
    I have tried Neurotin many times and my feet and lefs swelled so bad, I had to stop it. I believe it is a good drug if your system can handle it. It has been around a long time and I would prefer this as the new stuff on the market. Take care and stay positive w/ love.

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