Drug interactions are reported among people who take Ritalin and Topamax together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Ritalin and Topamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 403 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ritalin has active ingredients of methylphenidate hydrochloride. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Ritalin 11,122 users)
Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 24,310 users)
On Jul, 30, 2016
403 people who take Ritalin, Topamax are studied.
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I am a 29 year old female who lives a healthy active lifestyle and isn't predisposed to family balding. I have been on and off this medication for the past 7 months. I took up to 100mg and came off it, then a few weeks later went back on it but only took 75mg. I noticed almost three weeks ago my hair shedding more than usual but didn't think much of it. I went to see my psychiatrist last week and the first thing he said to me was that I "looked different." I instantly knew he meant my hair so I told him my hair seemed to be falling out. He was instantly concerned and told me to stop taking the 75mg. The next day I woke up to a very noticeable thinning head of hair than the day before. I immediately googled Topamax and hair loss and found many reviews with people sharing almost the same story I had. I was not made aware that hair loss was a side effect of this medication by my doctor or any of the websites I looked at when googling side effects of Topamax. If I had been made aware that losing my hair was a possibility while taking Topamax I would have NEVER gone on it in the first place. I am overwrought and scared my hair is gone for good or won't return to its normal growth and texture. I wake up to less and less hair each day with no exaggeration. It's only been a week and two days since I've gone off Topamax. I am now looking into having to invest in buying a wig. I am so pissed with my doctor and the manufacturers who distribute a medication that causes such emotionally distressing side effects. I never read anything about hair loss as a side effect of Topamax until I had to specifically google, "Topamax and hair loss." I have read countless reviews from others suffering without their hair who are just waiting on a hope and a prayer that their hair will grow back too. Does anyone have any positive and reassuring stories of their experience with alopecia caused by Topamax and hair regrowth? I would very much appreciate it. I wish everyone the best on their recovery. You're not alone.
On eHealthMe, Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride) is often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Topamax (topiramate) is often used to treat migraine. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for and how effective they are.
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