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Does Modafinil make your hair fall out or it this just a m

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Does Modafinil make your hair fall out or it this just a myth?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear customer
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I can understand your concern. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions
Hair fall is not a side effect of Modafinil.
Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting agent. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the area of the brain that controls sleep and wakefulness.
Although people taking Modafinil reports of hair fall but that can be due to other causes like:chronic illnesses or medical conditions,hormonal conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid disease,poor nutrition,Disruption of the hair growth cycle.
Some studies have shown that hair loss is found among people who take mdafinil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old.But there is no credible medical evidence or approved study to claim hair fall/loss as its side effect.
So bot***** *****ne is that hair fall is not a side effect of modafinil.
Hope this helped.
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Thank you *****
Dr. Robert