Topamax and Hair loss - from FDA reports


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Topamax, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lamictal, and have Migraine. This review analyzes which people have Hair loss with Topamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 34,120 people who have side effects when taking Topamax from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 25, 2017

34,120 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 600 people (1.76%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Hair loss?

Time on Topamax when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 23.38 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.9 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Topamax *:

  • female: 91.87 %
  • male: 8.13 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Topamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.85 %
  • 10-19: 2.55 %
  • 20-29: 11.11 %
  • 30-39: 24.77 %
  • 40-49: 25.93 %
  • 50-59: 20.37 %
  • 60+: 13.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (154 people, 25.67%)
  • Depression (62 people, 10.33%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (53 people, 8.83%)
  • Epilepsy (33 people, 5.50%)
  • Pain (30 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (53 people, 8.83%)
  • Synthroid (46 people, 7.67%)
  • Neurontin (46 people, 7.67%)
  • Xanax (40 people, 6.67%)
  • Cymbalta (38 people, 6.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (107 people, 17.83%)
  • Weight Decreased (76 people, 12.67%)
  • Depression (69 people, 11.50%)
  • Headache (58 people, 9.67%)
  • Memory Loss (57 people, 9.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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