Does quetiapine cause hair loss?

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asked May 5 in Hair by oldgoat22 (1,740 points)
Does quetiapine cause hair loss?

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answered May 5 by Wisner (12,490 points)
Quetiapine does sometimes cause hair loss in some people although as hair loss with quetiapine is a possible side effect.

Not everyone who takes quetiapine experiences hair loss.

Quetiapine is used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.

Quetiapine which is also sold under the brand name Seroquel among others, is an atypical antipsychotic medication used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.

Quetiapine is used alone or together with other medicines to treat bipolar disorder (depressive and manic episodes) and schizophrenia.

Quetiapine extended-release tablet is also used together with other antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder.

Quetiapine is a serious drug and can cause serious health issues and even possible fatal side effects.

Drugs such as quetiapine raise the risk of death in seniors who have dementia.

Risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors warning: During the first few months of treatment, quetiapine may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults.

When taking quetiapine there may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as stroke, heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when this medication is used by older adults with dementia.

This medication is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems.

Quetiapine may cause drowsiness, trouble with thinking, trouble with controlling body movements, or trouble with your vision (especially during the first week of use), which may lead to falls, fractures, or other injuries.

Quetiapine tablets and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions).

Over time, especially if abused, Seroquel can lead to the development of several adverse, and potentially long-lasting side effects.

In some instances, these effects are reversible when use of the drug ends, but in other situations, the changes can be permanent.

Quetiapine is the generic version of Seroquel and is available in the United States.

Seroquel (quetiapine) is a psychotropic medication used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old.

Seroquel is also used in the treatment of major depression and bipolar disorder.

Quetiapine is available as the brand-name drugs Seroquel (immediate-release tablet) and Seroquel XR (extended-release tablet).

Both forms are also available as generic drugs.

Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version.

Seroquel helps you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less nervous, and take a more active part in everyday life.

It may also improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level.

Quetiapine can help prevent severe mood swings or decrease how often mood swings occur.
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answered May 7 by champacagardenvn (140 points)
I haven't experienced any hair loss with quetiapine, but I've heard some folks mention it as a potential side effect.
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answered May 8 by jefferson (1,790 points)

Not only Quetiapine, but some high dosage medicines will cause several health issues in the body including hair related problem. So, please should use the proper medicine products with a right medical advice. 

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