Does Zubsolv Cause Hair Loss?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on December 28, 2021

Zubsolv may cause hair loss in some people using the medication. However, this is an uncommon side effect, and may not be directly caused by the use of Zubsolv.

Hair Loss From Taking Zubsolv

Zubsolv is an opioid medication with two active ingredients, buprenorphine and naloxone. While Zubsolv has not been known to cause hair loss, some buprenorphine products have this result.

It is possible to have hair loss while using Zubsolv because it is a buprenorphine product. However, this is relatively uncommon for most people who use this medication.

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Hair Loss From Buprenorphine Products

In studies conducted to test Zubsolv, hair loss was not specifically reported in their findings. But some people who use the medication have experienced hair loss.

There are other buprenorphine medications that can cause hair loss, such as Suboxone and Subtex.

Suboxone: Buprenorphine And Naloxone

There have been many reports of hair loss with Suboxone, which also contains buprenorphine and naloxone.

The difference between Zubsolv and Suboxone is primarily in the doses of buprenorphine and naloxone. With Suboxone, the doses of buprenorphine are higher when compared to Zubsolv.

This higher level of buprenorphine may contribute to more cases of hair loss in those who use Suboxone.

It’s not been clinically proven as to whether Suboxone is the cause of hair loss, but in many people who begin Suboxone treatment, hair loss comes after they start taking the medicine.

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Subutex: Buprenorphine

This is a sublingual tablet containing buprenorphine as the active ingredient.

Subutex has been found to cause hair loss in some individuals using the medication, but it is still uncommon.

According to one study of over 6,000 people using Subutex, only four people reported hair loss.

Mental Health And Hair Loss While Using Zubsolv

For some people, long-term use of buprenorphine products can produce negative impacts on mental health and physical wellbeing.

The medication can cause abnormalities in how a person physically and emotionally responds to stress. One of the results of these changes can be hair loss.

Additionally, a person may feel worsened symptoms of depression and anxiety, which can lead to physical responses in the body such as hair loss.

Abusing Zubsolv Can Lead To Hair Loss

Some people may crush, snort, or inject Zubsolv in order to get high off the substance. Because the medication dissolves in water, injecting Zubsolv is the most common form of abuse.

Abusing Zubsolv enhances the effects of the drug and produces a euphoric response. While a person may abuse Zubsolv to feel euphoria, there are negative consequences to doing this.

Because the buprenorphine is being absorbed into the bloodstream much faster than if it were taken properly, it’s going to have much stronger impacts on the body, including hair loss.

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