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Review: could Levetiracetam cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Levetiracetam, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Keppra, and have Convulsion.

We study 5,649 people who have side effects while taking Levetiracetam from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam has active ingredients of levetiracetam. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 5,833 Levetiracetam users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,662 Hair loss patients)

On Jan, 21, 2015: 5,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Levetiracetam. Among them, 41 people (0.73%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Levetiracetam reports

Time on Levetiracetam when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Levetiracetam * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Levetiracetam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%14.81%29.63%11.11%7.41%22.22%14.81%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Levetiracetam ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Convulsion (14 people, 34.15%)
  2. Epilepsy (13 people, 31.71%)
  3. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (3 people, 7.32%)
  4. Partial seizures (3 people, 7.32%)
  5. Sweat gland infection (2 people, 4.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Keppra (17 people, 41.46%)
  2. Topamax (9 people, 21.95%)
  3. Lamictal (8 people, 19.51%)
  4. Tasmar (7 people, 17.07%)
  5. Tegretol (7 people, 17.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    My son has been on keppra for 5 months. He just recently started having twitches in his face. Could keppra cause this?
  • Can omeprazeloe cause muscle loss?
    Previously to taking Omeprazeloe I had normal bowel movements after getting control of the diarrhea caused by the irritable bowel syndrome. The day after I took the first capsule I experienced extreme constipation. It was hard to have a BM and had to go several times. It has caused bad abdominal pain. I started to have hair loss. It has thinned to half as much as I had. My migraines came on like crazy. I lost eight pounds over about a month after I stopped taking it. I lost fat I had gained in my abdomin but also my muscles have deteriated some. I would recommend that no one takes this medication and it should be taken off the market. People who have suffered from taking this medication should be compensated.
  • Can xanax use cause female hair loss?
    I am losing a lot of hair. It started about two months ago, and I went to dermatologist who ordered some medication for two weeks. It stopped. I have been using Victoza for almost a year and take Xanax daily long term. Can either of these drugs cause my hair loss?? It's back now, and full speed. At this rate, I'll be bold in two weeks more. I'm desperate, but my doctors think if the Victoza is causing it, it will regenerate once I stop, which I'm in the process of doing. However, if there is a chance Xanax is causing it, I need to know to find an alternative drug for my nerves. Any help??
  • If you stop taking oxcarbazepine will your hair grow back?
    has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot it just seems like the last month and a half maybe that I've noticed that my hair has been getting thinner on top and now there's a little bald spot where its really thin and you can see the scalp and he increased my dosage by 600 milligrams
  • What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now i've stopped using it, but i lost hair in frontal region and i want to regrow it.
    What can i do to grow hair back. i've been taking Fluticasone propionate for altmost 1 year and 6 months, now I've stopped using it, but I lost hair in frontal region and I want to regrow it.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Several more side effects, but unable to recall all of them.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • saravana on May, 6, 2012:

    hi..i'm a neurosurgery medical officer from Malaysia would like to know if any studies has ever been conducted for post traumatic seizures and the usage of KEPPRA..how effective has this drug been to them?also i would like to know how KEPPRA going to be the commonest drug to be used in epilepsy in near future( im talking from the neurosurgery point of view)...how will it help in brain tumors and trauma cases particularly...phenytoin has been the leading drug so far due to the availabilty and the cost but can KEPPRA take over the role of phenytoin in terms of toxicity monitoring as well as a monotherapy drug as compliance is another major issue...kindly enlighten me on this..im looking forward for a very good opinion as well as studies made as im preparing for a talk for my neurosurgery conference at the end of this month..your help will be really really aprreciated...many thanks...

    Reply

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