Alleviation of Alopecia after Switching from Escitalopram to Duloxetine: a Case Report


Kocbiyik S., Batmaz S., Turhan L., Yuncu O. A. , ÇAYKÖYLÜ A.

DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.29, sa.1, ss.76-78, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5350/dajpn2016290108
  • Dergi Adı: DUSUNEN ADAM-JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.76-78

Özet

Many psychotropic drugs, including SSRIs, lithium, carbamazepine, valproate, vigabatrin, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, and tricyclic antidepressants have been implicated in cases with alopecia. Drugs may cause a variety of dermatological side effects, ranging from mild hair loss to total alopecia, from hypertrichosis to hirsutism. In this paper, we present a case where alopecia emerged due to escitalopram, and where this side effect was alleviated after switching to duloxetine; we also review the literature for antidepressant-related alopecia.