Hair loss and ppi!

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   Posted 10/3/2014 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi just wondering if any women (or men) have experienced hair loss whilst taking ppi???

Ive been back on lanzoprazole 15mg daily for about 6 weeks now following nissen back in May. I've noticed my normally very thick hair is shedding massively. Every time I touch my hair I have at least 5 hairs in my hand, my pillow is covered, my clothes are covered and so are my car seats. I've read it's a side effect but had anyone experienced this and has your hair re-grown?

Many thanks

Post Edited (Trotters) : 10/3/2014 9:15:58 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/3/2014 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that Trotters, I have read about this before. If you do a search on this site you'll find a few postings.

I would suggest seeing your GP again and switching to a different type?

Also might be worth some blood tests as PPIs can cause anaemia which of course can cause hair loss.

I got a huge rash on my legs and arms when they put me on massive doses of omeprazole and mine cleared up in a few weeks after I lowered my dose.

All the best,


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   Posted 10/3/2014 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks pink

Yeah I think a trip to the gp may be due.

Gotta laugh, if I didn't laugh I'd cry! I may as well add hair loss into the ever increasing list of ailments!

Hope things are ok with you.

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   Posted 10/6/2014 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have noticed hair "shedding" while taking ppi's. It seems to ease up a bit once your off of them but who can really stay totally off of them.....

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   Posted 10/7/2014 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have hair loss/thinning with Nexium, one of many side effects.:(
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