I am currently taking venlafaxine for depression and finsateride for hair loss. I have noticed my hair is starting to thin a bit more. Can venlafaxine cause hair loss?
Yes, hair loss is a known rare side effect of venlafaxine (also known as Effexor). While finasteride does protect you from the progression of your genetic hair loss pattern, it isn’t likely to protect you from hair loss due to medication.
You can learn more about the side effects of venlafaxine here. If the side effects are concerning, you should talk to your prescribing doctor.