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    lynnhal is offline New Member
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    Does anyone know if hair loss is a side effect of taking Advil???

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    I haven't heard anything on that.....Dave

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    I haven't heard of such a thing either, and I did a search on various medical websites, and nothing comes up for it.



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    Cool I think there might be more to this

    Ive been wondering as well, if Advil causes hair loss. About the time I started using it is about the time that my hair started to fall out,and now its really noticable, I always had thick hair so maybe thats why it took so long for it to really be noticable. I had hormone tests done and there OK.
    Recently my friend told me how her medication was making her hair fall out and it dawned on me, I take a lot of Advil every day maybe thats whats making my hair fall out. Maybe no ones really looked into this and thats why theres not much on it,and now were just starting to realize that this stuff can cause hair problems.
    One site I saw said that yes it can make hair fall out but only in rare cases,well maybe its not that rare, and we just never thought that an over the counter pain medicine could cause our hair to fall out. The site said that your hair will grow back in about 2 months after you STOP taking Advil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by good girl View Post
    Ive been wondering as well, if Advil causes hair loss. About the time I started using it is about the time that my hair started to fall out,and now its really noticable, I always had thick hair so maybe thats why it took so long for it to really be noticable. I had hormone tests done and there OK.
    Recently my friend told me how her medication was making her hair fall out and it dawned on me, I take a lot of Advil every day maybe thats whats making my hair fall out. Maybe no ones really looked into this and thats why theres not much on it,and now were just starting to realize that this stuff can cause hair problems.
    One site I saw said that yes it can make hair fall out but only in rare cases,well maybe its not that rare, and we just never thought that an over the counter pain medicine could cause our hair to fall out. The site said that your hair will grow back in about 2 months after you STOP taking Advil.


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    Lynhal, My wife has started to have hair coming out in handfuls, she began to dread washing her hair. She went to every specialist in derm. and infections etc. Her blood test showed she was slightly anemic and has had mild thyroid problems. The numerous doctors she went to treated her for her known issues and did a hair biopsy which came back normal. Nothing stopped her hair from falling out, she was devastated and near a breakdown. I began to evaluate her environmental conditions; I could no longer see her crying every night. To cut to the point, I finally began to research, NSAIDS, "she suffers from migraines" and takes slightly more than the recommended dosage almost daily. I began reading stories and blogs of women and men questioning the possibility of Advil and hair loss, I found stories of women taking normal dosages and suffering from hair fallout. I had her quit "cold turkey" so to speak, and Lyn, her hair has stopped falling out for the first time in quite awhile after only two weeks of no Advil. Well, that's where we are right now; hopefully we have found the culprit. "God bless all", let's see what happens. Jaxson
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnhal View Post
    Does anyone know if hair loss is a side effect of taking Advil???
    It shouldn't... I mean I have been on both advil and aleve for my joint & back pain and the only hair I have lost is from my anxiety, not the pills.

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    Bottom line is advil normally doesn't cause hair loss. Probably 90% of all medications don't work for some people and some people have a side effect that isn't common to other people. So because someone has hair loss after taking advil doesn't mean that I will. I've taken advil by the handfuls for decades with no such side effect but that doesn't mean it won't or can't happen to someone else. Everyone reacts a little differently to the same medications. God bless.
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    Yes!! Ibuprofen has a side effect of Alopecia which means hair loss. You can find it here on this site when you look at the full list of side effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert_325 View Post
    Bottom line is advil normally doesn't cause hair loss. Probably 90% of all medications don't work for some people and some people have a side effect that isn't common to other people. So because someone has hair loss after taking advil doesn't mean that I will. I've taken advil by the handfuls for decades with no such side effect but that doesn't mean it won't or can't happen to someone else. Everyone reacts a little differently to the same medications. God bless.

    "Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used to treat inflammation, fever, and pain, but in some cases they also cause hair loss. Common over-the-counter NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen are included in this category of drugs. Prescription NSAIDs that may also cause hair loss include: celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), fenoprofen (Nalfon), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis, Oruvail), oxaprozin (Daypro), nabumetone (Relafen), and sulindac (Clinoril)"
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    The book actually describes that NSAIDs can cause hair loss in some patients and has been observed as a side effect.

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    Advil is used frequently for the treatment of minor pains and swelling of the joints. While most people have no side effects when taking Advil-brand ibuprofen, some do. Minor side effects that have been reported to the FDA have been related to gastro-intestinal dysfunction. These are namely gas, diarrhea, constipation or stomach cramps. Major side effects effect small portions of the population but can be deadly if not recognized. Obvious allergic reactions include swelling of the face or body, problems breathing and yellowing of the skin. Anyone who suffers serious side effects to Advil should stop taking the medication immediately and get medical help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DzooBaby View Post
    Yes!! Ibuprofen has a side effect of Alopecia which means hair loss. You can find it here on this site when you look at the full list of side effects.

    I don't think it's true. Maybe for the unusual one.

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    Thumbs down All day strong aleve makes your hair fall out like crazy!!

    Below is the email I just emailed the company, I don't know what to do, I am super depressed about it.

    I am posting this because I want you all to be aware of this, no one should experience this.

    Hi,

    I am writing in complete state of shock and disappointment, sadness and upset...I have not been taking pain killers for months, last week I was suffering from terrible back pain and bought your aleve ALL DAY STRONG at the front it has the number 82478419 exp. 3/13 number next to it: 213330H and the number on the back is 82478397 and took 2 pills for 4 days in a row.

    Day one was great, after months of pain I finally felt relive, day 2 I noticed that I started shedding some hair and thought it was nothing, day 3, my hair started to fall out and I started to get worried yet I was not connecting the dots yet, but I hadn't changed anything, no shampoo or not any new hair products, i am a hair stylist so I notice this things.
    Day 4: A total and complete disaster, I was crying, every time I would touch my hair, clumps or hair would come out, specially around the temples, I lost half of my pony tail, I feel like suing your company, I have never experience anything like this in my whole life!
    Needless to say I discontinued the use of aleve, my hair still fell out for about 3 more days, I am in shock, I still can't believe it.
    I rather feel pain than to be bold!!!!!


    I need an explanation and someone to call me, this is awful, somebody needs to take action in this matter!
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    That med must be so strong that you hair are falling. Good thing you stop taking it.

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