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 (latest outcomes from 24,547 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.
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.
Time on Topamax when people have Hair loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair loss||8.60%||23.66%||18.28%||16.13%||26.88%||6.45%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Topamax * :
|Hair loss||91.97%||8.03% |
Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Topamax * :
|Hair loss||0.00%||1.94%||2.22%||7.48%||23.82%||29.92%||26.87%||7.76% |
Severity of Hair loss when taking Topamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair loss||6.25%||81.25%||12.50%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair loss||12.50%||0.00%||87.50% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Migraine prophylaxis (64 people, 17.63%)
- Convulsion (56 people, 15.43%)
- Migraine (50 people, 13.77%)
- Depression (47 people, 12.95%)
- Fibromyalgia (39 people, 10.74%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Nexium (44 people, 12.12%)
- Tegretol (39 people, 10.74%)
- Neurontin (36 people, 9.92%)
- Klonopin (31 people, 8.54%)
- Lamictal (30 people, 8.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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