it states on websites that tricyclic anti depressants must be stopped 2 weks before surgery but how about ssri's?
Can You Have Hair Transplant Surgery if You Are Taking Celexa?
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Hair Transplant and Depression
TCA's have very different pharmacology than SSRI's. TCA's have many interactions with medications that SSRI's do not. I do not know of any reason to stop SSRI's prior to hair transplantation.
Always check with your doctor doing the surgery .
SSRI Antidepressants & hair transplants
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Patients first have a one-on-one consultation with a surgeon, who should explain what to expect before and after the procedure. Once a patient decides to move forward, he is given detailed preparation instructions. This includes what medications to avoid, which does not include SSRIs. But again, you should consult and defer to your transplant doctor of physician
Hair transplant and anti-depressants
I do not have any of my patients stop any antidepressants prior to hair transplant surgery. I do not see any problems with continuing it. Dr. Behnam
Antidepressants Before Surgery
I generally do not have patients stop antidepressants before surgery. However, this is something you must discuss with your specific surgeon.
Stopping Celexa Prior to Hair Transplant Surgery
There is no medical reason to stop Celexa prior to your hair transplant opertion. You will get a list of medications to avoid before any surgery, including drugs that intefer with blood clotting. Enjoy the new hair.
Stopping Celexa (Citalopram) before hair transplant
There may be some significant side effects with stopping Celexa before hair transplant. Most of the SSRI's need to be weaned down. There is no need though to stop it prior to the transplant as this medication will not interfere with the procedure.
No Need to Stop TCAs or SSRIs prior to Hair Transplant
I know of no reasons to stop anti-depressants before hair restoration. I simply do not see a need to do that.
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