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Review: could Topamax cause Hair loss?

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 2 - 5 years, also take medication Nexium, and have Migraine.

We study 22,606 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 364 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 24,636 Topamax 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 42,734 Hair loss patients)

On Apr, 2, 2015: 22,606 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 364 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 loss8.51%23.40%18.09%15.96%26.60%7.45%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss91.99%8.01%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%1.93%2.21%7.46%23.76%30.11%26.80%7.73%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss5.88%82.35%11.76%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss11.11%0.00%88.89%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine prophylaxis (64 people, 17.58%)
  2. Convulsion (56 people, 15.38%)
  3. Migraine (50 people, 13.74%)
  4. Depression (47 people, 12.91%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (39 people, 10.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (44 people, 12.09%)
  2. Tegretol (39 people, 10.71%)
  3. Neurontin (36 people, 9.89%)
  4. Klonopin (31 people, 8.52%)
  5. Lamictal (30 people, 8.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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