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Review: could Topamax cause Hair loss?

We study 22,500 people who have side effects while taking Topamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 362 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

Topamax

Topamax (latest outcomes from 24,523 users) has active ingredients of topiramate. It is often used in migraine.

Hair loss

Hair loss (latest reports from 229,073 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 22,500 people reported to have side effects when taking Topamax. Among them, 362 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 loss8.70%22.83%18.48%16.30%27.17%6.52%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Hair loss91.96%8.04%

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%7.50%23.61%30.00%26.94%7.78%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Topamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss6.67%80.00%13.33%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, 17.68%)
  2. Convulsion (56 people, 15.47%)
  3. Migraine (50 people, 13.81%)
  4. Depression (47 people, 12.98%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (39 people, 10.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Nexium (44 people, 12.15%)
  2. Tegretol (39 people, 10.77%)
  3. Neurontin (36 people, 9.94%)
  4. Klonopin (31 people, 8.56%)
  5. Lamictal (30 people, 8.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Hair is falling out, Not growing in well and breaking off

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Symptoms getting old... Laxatives don't even work anymore, which is scary. I have no health insurance, self-pay for meds thru psychiatrist and have not had a medical physical in around 3-4 yrs. Have 7 yrs clean and sober, but wonder if previous alcoholism and long-term suboxone use have caused possible diabetes? I'm sick of peeing all night long, and always have to pee 30 min after I take sublingually, then again after another @45 minutes. Crazy. My hands look like lizards from being all dried out. Also, worried about the e-liquid I started 6-8 months ago being a diuretic? Symptoms became drastically worse after; however, I can at least BREATHE smoking it and don't want to stop!

    Reply

  • From this study (12 months ago):

  • Have constant pain in knees, feet, toes, hands, arms, neck and back. Cannot sleep because I wake up constantly with shooting pain in neck, feet, knees, including tingles and numbness. Left side is worse; includes some drooling and paralysis at times. History of colitis and recent IPIN neiplasms found in pancreas head, neck and tail with dilated bile ducts as well as dilated pancreatic ducts and swelling of gallbladder. Constant nausea, off/on vomiting, major pain in neck and back, as well as abdomen which has included constant pain in upper right and left rib cage area. Knee pain has increased dramatically, especially while sleeping (??). Migraine history severe; hospitalized many times and is constant. Hx of anemias, malnutrition, malabsorption, fecal incontinence, low mono#, low eosinophil, high Granulocyte and Gran %, low Vit C, Low Vit B6, Low Lymphycites, High Baso%, High Baso#, Low WBC, Low Transferrin, High Cardio CRP, Positive ANA, High GGT, abnormal fecal fat, hypoalbuminemia, low calcium (always), low anion gap, low protein...many labs always abnormal, could go on...always fatigued and in pain.

    Reply

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