Lyrica and Hair Loss
Hair loss (known medically as alopecia) is a rare side effect of Lyrica® (pregabalin). In previous clinical studies, between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1,000 people taking Lyrica experienced hair loss. The exact percentage of people who developed hair loss while taking Lyrica was not reported. Because hair loss is so common in the general public, it is difficult to say whether hair loss is caused by Lyrica, genetics, other factors, or a combination of these things.
If you are taking Lyrica and hair loss becomes a problem, talk with your healthcare provider. Depending on how severe the hair loss is, there are things that he or she may be able to do. If your hair loss continues to be bothersome or if your healthcare provider believes that Lyrica is causing your hair loss, he or she may recommend trying a different epilepsy, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, or postherpetic neuralgia treatment.