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 . We study 31,957 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA. Among them, 574 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Topamax

Topamax has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Topamax 35,613 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, hepatitis c, depression (latest reports from 79,240 Hair loss patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

31,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax.
Among them, 574 people (1.8%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Topamax cause Hair loss?

Time on Topamax when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 8.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 24.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 91.49 %
  • male: 8.51 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.94 %
  • 10-19: 2.67 %
  • 20-29: 11.17 %
  • 30-39: 24.51 %
  • 40-49: 26.46 %
  • 50-59: 19.66 %
  • 60+: 13.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (149 people, 25.96%)
  • Depression (60 people, 10.45%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (47 people, 8.19%)
  • Epilepsy (32 people, 5.57%)
  • Convulsion (28 people, 4.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (47 people, 8.19%)
  • Neurontin (46 people, 8.01%)
  • Synthroid (43 people, 7.49%)
  • Xanax (38 people, 6.62%)
  • Cymbalta (38 people, 6.62%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (97 people, 16.90%)
  • Weight Decreased (70 people, 12.20%)
  • Depression (67 people, 11.67%)
  • Memory Loss (56 people, 9.76%)
  • Nausea (55 people, 9.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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