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Review: could Topamax cause Hair loss?

We study 22,540 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 363 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Topamax

Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,547 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,238 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 22,500 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 363 people (1.61%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Topamax reports

Time on Topamax when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss8.60%23.66%18.28%16.13%26.88%6.45%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss91.97%8.03%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%1.94%2.22%7.48%23.82%29.92%26.87%7.76%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss6.25%81.25%12.50%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss12.50%0.00%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine prophylaxis (64 people, 17.63%)
  2. Convulsion (56 people, 15.43%)
  3. Migraine (50 people, 13.77%)
  4. Depression (47 people, 12.95%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (39 people, 10.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (44 people, 12.12%)
  2. Tegretol (39 people, 10.74%)
  3. Neurontin (36 people, 9.92%)
  4. Klonopin (31 people, 8.54%)
  5. Lamictal (30 people, 8.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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