They said 1% lose hair, so what else can they do?
This is a pretty rare side effect, they did report it as a possiblity, there is a risk of a side effect with any med, you just have to be educated and take some chances I was on a med which had .005% chance of a reaction and I got it. I then went to another med with some stronger possibilites of reactions, and nothing happened. You have to remember even Motrin has side effects, but no one reads the warnings.
First of all any adverse side effects must and should be reported to the FDA by the doctor or psychiatrist who noted it. Secondly if the FDA has noted it, it is on the medication website and the PDR. Even if it occured in one person. As for hair loss, that can happen from some medications. With Depakoate for example its not uncommon. Taking folic acid as a supplement with your doctor's permission can help. And if something is unknown (and this can include treatments under study in a positive sense) there is a whole process of how it can be called to the attention of the public. You can read my latest journal entry as I am engaged in that now (and what was detailed respected confidentiality).
i took wellbutrin xl 300 mg, manufactured by watson.
A LOT of my hair fell out.
i still take wellbutrin, but it's manufactured by teva. i haven't noticed that much hair loss.