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It’s genuinely notable that Lithium and Depakote (valproate) can most of the time cause hair to begin remaining in your brush or brush rather than on your head. Some different meds recommended for bipolar turmoil likewise may cause diminishing hair (alopecia). 

Different Medications 

In these cases, going bald or loss of hair are not recorded on the names as a known result, yet numerous individuals report issues with hair loss on these prescriptions. 

The rundown incorporates: 

Prozac (fluoxetine) (more uncommon to uncommon) 

Tegretol (carbamazepine) (more uncommon) 

Tricyclic antidepressants (uncommon) 

Some different medications that are accounted for to cause balding are: 

Lamictal (lamotrigine) 

Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) 

Also, these may have diminishing hair as an uncommon result: 

BuSpar (buspirone) 

Haldol (haloperidol) 

Klonopin (clonazepam) 

Risperdal (risperidone) 

Zyprexa (olanzapine) 

The American Hair Loss Association records different antidepressants notwithstanding those over that can cause balding or lossing hair. 


Lithium can mess thyroid up which is related with losing hair. Other than that, it isn’t explicitly known why certain medications cause diminishing hair, yet what happens is a cycle called telogen emanation. 

Ordinarily, most hair is in the dynamic developing stage, while a much more modest extent is in the resting, or telogen, stage. Developing hair pushes the resting hair out. At the point when a drug makes a lot more hair follicles enter the resting stage than is regular, there is less hair development and more to be pushed out or pulled out, regardless of whether by shampooing and brushing, or simply running your hands through your hair. 


Specialists say the best solution for drug prompted balding is to diminish the measurements of the difficult medicine or cease it. Consequently, your initial step ought to consistently be to examine the circumstance with your PCP. Is it workable for you to change to another medicine that doesn’t cause diminishing hair? 

Elective medicines which some have found compelling for diminishing hair incorporate these enhancements: 

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Most importantly, don’t quit taking any medicine all alone on the grounds that you notice falling or diminishing hair. The danger to an individual with bipolar turmoil is simply excessively incredible. Call us today to note down the best answer for you.