hair loss???

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Anyone had hair loss as a side effect?  There are a long list of side effects in the leaflet very much the same as the lansoprazole i was on before ... im just starting ranitidine today.  

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    No I don't think it's a side effect. I've been on them a couple of months as as alternative to omeprazole. I think my hair is thinner, but I think it's the other tablets I take not these.
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      just it says on the leaflet hair loss and serched online and some people have lost hair due to these, I really dont want to lose my hair...was a main reason i changed meds.  
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      It's down as very rare. If you look at most meds it's always on there. Like I say I've been on them for at least a month and still have lots of hair. I'm taking 600mg 4 tablets because 2 weren't helping much. I'm thinking of changing to be honest.
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    yes, i have had a lot of hairlossfrown. Didn't connect at first but i think it must be the ranitidine. Trying to cut down.

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    yeah i have had hair loss, kind of all over, lots of hairs around the house, have been on them a couple of years though
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    I had hair loss as a side effect of lansoprazole - made me wonder what it was doing to the rest of me?  Sorry that you had this side effect too.  I started on Ranitidine yesterday - very reluctantly and I am concerned about the same issue too.  I thought I might try taking vitamin supplements since its possible that the cause of the hair loss might be that getting the same nutritional value from food, because of the acid reduction.  I would be interested to hear of anyone elses experience too.
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      Hi Jenny, I understand your concerns , I have had hairloss from both these drugs and also wonder about vitamin absorbtion. At the moment trying really hard with diet and abdominal breathing exercises so I can take less medication.
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