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    Anyone else having hair loss on elavil?

    I was on elmiron & elavil 25mg
    hair loss i stopped elmiron
    its been 3 weeks..but its still comming out

    could it be the elvil?
    or maybe 3 weeks isnt long enough to wait
    Quit ELMIRON due to hair loss
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  • #2
    I have never had any problems with hair loss with Elavil. I am would bet its still the elmiron it takes a while to get out of your system....

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    • #3
      I have to agree it prob. is still the Elmiron in your system. I have never heard or had Elavil cause hair loss for me.
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      • #4
        I am on Elmiron and Elavil.. but I've only been on it for a week and a half so I haven't seen any adverse side effects, yet. What I've heard from others - from what I understand - is that after stopping Elmiron, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for your hair to begin to regrow noticably. I've never heard of Elavil causing hair loss, so I think that if you just give your body a few more weeks to completely rid your body of Elmiron - then it should start to regrow.

        Also, I wanted to ask you.. how long were you on Elmiron before you begin to notice hair loss? And Is hair loss the only reason why you stopped Elmiron, or were there other side effects you experienced?

        Hopefully, you will begin to see some improvement in your hair soon. I definitely am wishing the best for you
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        • #5
          I was only on Elmiron for a month, and more hair came out on my brush. But, I haven't had any hair loss while being on Elavil for 4 months.

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          tried & failed treatments: Urocit K 2x/day, Prelief & Atarax 25 mg 3/05-6/06; elavil 10mg 11/30/06-2/28/07 (stopped due to hunger); elmiron orally but had throat tightness;heparin instills 1x/mo 9/04-2/05;elmiron instills every 2 wks 7/05-2/06;20 DMSO 7/28/06-9/07.nortriptyline 10mg 4/07-10/07current meds/treatments:Tofrinal 25mg;Yasmin bc. Heparin instills every 2 weeks 2/08-present. Mix: 8cc lidocaine, 8cc heparin (40,000 units), & 3cc sodium bicarb. main symptoms: frequency & labia/clitorial burning