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mignotinjapan's avatar

Does Lunesta cause hairloss?

Asked by mignotinjapan (4points) December 22nd, 2010

Or am I just going bald…

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marinelife's avatar

From a Lunesta Message Board:

“I am also experiencing a great deal of hair loss with Lunesta. ”

“Also I do notice hair loss. My hair is very fine now. And it is coming out more then normal. ”

“I’ve been on Lunesta for about 7 months and have experienced thinning and hair loss. I had no idea that it was a side effect of the Lunesta.”

“I’ve been on Lunesta for about 18 months and have experienced thinning and hair loss.”

“I have been losing a lot of hair after taking lunesta for 3+ months .”

john65pennington's avatar

My wife has taken Lunesta for about 8 months and still has a full head of hair.

No problems here.

Could the problem be a reaction between two medications, that includes Lunesta?

Lightlyseared's avatar

If you look at the research it’s probably not worth taking the stuff in the first place. About the only thing that can be said about it is that it shortens time to fall asleep by 15 mins and sleep only 37 mintutes longer than those patients who don’t take it.

I had a course of cognitive behavioural therarpy for insomnia a few years ago and found it particulalry effective.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Lightlyseared Yeah, but you shouldn’t take it to have more sleep, you should take it if it’s the only way to get any sleep.

Lightlyseared's avatar

@papayalily there is only one form of insomnia that stops you from getting any sleep and it has the word “fatal” in it’s name. No amount of drugs will help you with this b ut fortunately it’s incredibly rare. All other forms of insomnia you can sleep but have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or both. This is what lunesta is aimed at, however like I said I would strongly recommend trying CBT if you are suffering from long term insomnia.

amosgraham's avatar

I’ve read natural hair loss is known as androgenetic alopecia and, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common cause of baldness. The gene can be inherited from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family, though you’re more likely to have it if both of your parents had hair loss.

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